A bill that would have created a state guarantee that people with pre-existing conditions could have access to health insurance was rejected by the Wisconsin Senate.
The bill failed by one vote on Wednesday during a lame-duck legislative session. Republicans have been attempting to pass measures to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. Democrats believe the measure provided inadequate coverage and will now cause premiums to soar.
Outgoing Governor Scott Walker supported the measure, which was an issue after his failed re-election campaign. Governor in-waiting Tony Evers is a supporter of the pre-exisiting coverage guarantee in the federal Affordable Care Act.