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What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander — Sen. Carpenter Introduces Bill Requiring Elected Official’s Health Coverage to Not Exceed the Minimum Allowed by TrumpCare

 

Madison – State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) has introduced legislation that would require elected officials in Wisconsin to live under the same low coverage/high-cost health plans afforded by TrumpCare.

“They say to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, but for too long, Wisconsin Republicans have sought to deny adequate health care to their constituents while enjoying premium care themselves.” Said Senator Carpenter.

Under this proposed legislation, what would be deemed good enough for the citizens of Wisconsin, should be good enough for elected officials. Healthcare is too important of an issue to allow for policy makers to be exempt from the effects of the laws they enact.  

“As we have heard talk of seeking some of the waivers allowed under TrumpCare, I believe majority republicans have lost touch with what it’s like to have to live with uncertainty in receiving basic healthcare services. By considering this legislation they might be forced to put themselves in the shoes of people who are struggling,” said Carpenter.

“Republicans in Wisconsin have failed their constituents by not fully taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act while they had the chance. It’s time for them to live under their own bare-bones philosophy,” said Carpenter.