Friday, June 29, 2012
Wisconsin Republicans say that 5-4 ruling to upheld the federal Affordable Care Act will strengthen their resolve for to push for repeal, while Democrats praise the ruling.
In a highly anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law that President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010 and his top priority in the first two years of his administration. The high court, by a 5-4 vote, upheld the entire law. The controversial law — known as "Obamacare" to critics — expands health care coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. In Wisconsin, the reaction was divided along political lines. Republicans said the ruling would motivate them even more to push for the repeal of the law, while Democrats lauded the decision. Gov. Scott Walker, in a statement, said Wisconsin will not take any action to implement the provisions of the federal law. "I am hopeful that…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Waukesha County woman at Americans for Prosperity rally in Waukesha predicts Supreme Court ruling is "the nail in his coffin" for President Barack Obama's re-election possibilities.
Kim Kubena, a Waukesha County woman, was among those conservatives who were disappointed with the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Affordable Care Act. Kubena, a small business owner from Delafield, has many reasons she’s against the legislation. Beyond projected costs increases for health insurance, she doesn’t feel government should mandate health insurance. She is also opposed to it for religious reasons – as a Christian she doesn’t think abortions and birth control should be covered as health care reforms signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. Kubena was among hundreds rallying at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha with the Americans for Prosperity group. Conservative talk show host Vicki McKenna was among those speaking…
Sunday, October 16, 2011
In weekly radio address, Democratic leader says governor and Republicans pushed through an "extreme agenda that has stripped away access to health care."
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Editor's note: Assistant Minority Leader Donna Seidel (D-Wausau) last week offered the fourth Democratic Weekly Radio Address. The topic for this week’s address is Gov. Scott Walker's attack on women's health. You can view Seidel's address on YouTube or listen to a podcast of the speech. You can also find last week's radio address from Walker here. __________________________________________ Hello. I’m Donna Seidel. I represent the 85th District, the Wausau area and I am the assistant Democratic deader. Last session, I was proud of advances we made to help Wisconsin women access comprehensive, affordable health care. We made sure they could get birth control without discrimination and have insurance companies pay for it. We expanded …