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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:24 PM

Gov. Tony Evers, WI will take action to change Wisconsin's role in #ACA Federal lawsuit

Evers has to try, try try.

By Laurel White, Wisconsin Public Radio - Jan 10th, 2019 11:23 am

Gov. Tony Evers will take action this week to change Wisconsin’s role in a federal lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act.

Evers said Wednesday he will send a letter this week to Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul requesting a change of direction.

“It will be asking us to change our stance with that lawsuit,” Evers said, speaking to reporters Wednesday morning at an event at Mendota Elementary School in Madison. “That’s something I promised, frankly, during the election, and I’m going to follow through on that.”

Evers and Kaul both campaigned on ending Wisconsin’s involvement in the lawsuit, but a new law approved in December’s extraordinary session of the state Legislature makes it more difficult for the new Democratic leaders to do so.

Under the new law, the state budget committee must approve any changes to Wisconsin’s role in federal lawsuits. Prior to the change, the governor could direct the attorney general to make those changes without additional authorization.

However, Evers said he believes the state can make changes to how it moves forward with the lawsuit without violating the new law.

“We are going to issue that letter directly to the attorney general and we believe it will be in such a format that he will be able to move forward on my request,” Evers said.

The governor declined to offer further details.

Wisconsin filed the federal lawsuit challenging the ACA, also known as Obamacare, in February. The state leads the multi-state lawsuit with Texas.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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