Just after revealing her diagnosis of colon cancer, Kleefisch slams ObamaCare.
Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Rebecca Kleefisch takes shots at the new national health care law, calling it socialized medicine. “If we had had socialized medicine I can’t tell you with certainty that I would be able to have a full campaign schedule today; I can’t tell you with certainty that I would have been able to walk over and get a CT scan 20 minutes after I had my colonoscopy; I may have been stuck in a six month line because health care was rationed.”
Being married to a state legislator, Kleefisch is covered under the state health insurance plan, and was able to get the best doctor in America. But, the cancer survivor is worried about rationed, lower-quality “ObamaCare,” with the government making the decisions for her family.
Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, says Kleefisch is using Republican talking points, with scare tactics. He says Kleefisch doesn’t understand how the national health care reform plan works. He says it actually uses the state employee plan as a guideline. “So for her to say that she would not have gotten good preventive care, would have had to wait in line, wouldn’t get the treatment that she got because of national health care reform … it’s quite the opposite.” He says, “National health care reform is going to guarantee that everyone in Wisconsin has the same access to care that she had and you don’t have to be married to a state legislator to get that care.”