Wisconsin attorney general candidate criticizes Obamacare lawsuit

Oral arguments on a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act took place Wednesday in Texas. The democratic candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General said the state would not be a part of it if he is elected.

Josh Kaul called the lawsuit led by current attorney general Brad Schimel wrong and not in the best interest of Wisconsinites. Obamacare prohibited insurers from denying coverage to someone with a pre-existing condition.

Kaul says over two million residents in the state has one of these conditions.

“We just shouldn’t have people who are unable to have access to health insurance coverage because of a pre-existing condition. We certainly shouldn’t have our attorney general using our tax dollars to fight to take protections away from Wisconsinites,” Kaul said.

Kaul believes money from the lawsuit could be better used towards fighting the opioid or meth problem in the state. He also says Schimel should focus more on getting through the backlog of rape kits, saying only nine out of 4,000 kits were tested in Schimel’s first two years in office.

“I don’t think that’s a record that’s going to get him re-elected. As for somebody who’s been a former federal prosecutor and who wants to work to make Wisconsin safer and stronger, i think that’s the kind of change Wisconsinites are looking for and that i want to bring to Wisconsin as attorney general,” Kaul added.

Schimel seeks reelection and gathered the support of many sheriffs across the state. The seat will be up for election on November 6.

Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul smiles for the camera.
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