Walker, lawmaker spar over health care

Exchange came at tourism promotion event
Walker, lawmaker spar over health care

Gov. Scott Walker and Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson sparred over health care at an event Friday afternoon in Appleton promoting tourism.

Video shows Nelson approaching Walker at the event and asking the governor questions about the American Health Care Act, which narrowly passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

In the video, Walker tells Nelson, “If you want to steal away from tourism, you can do that.”

Nelson replies, “No, no, no, this is a big deal.”

Walker then says, “If you want to run for Congress, you had your chance.”

Nelson, a Democrat, lost to Republican Mike Gallagher in the race for the 8th Congressional District seat last year.

Earlier Friday at an event in Madison, Walker said he would consider a waiver under the AHCA that would allow insurers to raise premiums for those with pre-existing conditions .