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By D.L. Davis July 20, 2022

Pledge on pre-existing conditions stalls

On the campaign trail in 2018, Gov. Tony Evers pledged to extend protections for pre-existing conditions, saying half of Wisconsinites have some kind of pre-existing health condition.

With a divided state government, that wasn't a simple task, and in May of 2019 we rated this promise Stalled. At the time, the Assembly had passed a bill that it said would protect pre-existing conditions, but Evers was skeptical of how it was constructed.

With the 2022 election approaching, Evers spokesperson Britt Cudaback could not point to any particular results on this front. Instead, she told us via email that the governor is "committed to signing a bill to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions — Republicans in the Legislature have since abandoned their effort to pass such legislation and have not sent such a bill to the governor." 

We continue to rate this promise Stalled.


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Email Evers spokesperson Britt Cudaback, July 12, 2022

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