Walker emphasizes health insurance plan in latest ad

Governor Scott Walker gives his eighth State of the State Address in Madison, January 24, 2018. (WLUK)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker's latest television ad touting his support for a plan to stabilize the health insurance market ignores his years-long attempt to undercut the federal law designed to broaden access to insurance coverage.

The ad Walker released Tuesday is the fifth ad of his re-election campaign, all of which are part of a roughly $1.5 million statewide ad buy.

The spot touts his $200 million reinsurance plan that won bipartisan support in the Legislature. It's expected to lower insurance premiums starting in 2019 once the federal government gives approval.

But Democrats accuse Walker of being a hypocrite for supporting the plan to stabilize insurance markets after he's spent years trying to repeal the federal health care law known as "Obamacare."

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