Gov. Scott Walker addressed doctors Tuesday at the Wisconsin Medical Society’s annual lobbying “Doctor Day” in Madison. During the event he talked about protecting people with pre-existing conditions and controlling premiums for those who don’t get insurance through work.
Walker said premium increases this year are in the single digits for those getting insurance through their job, less than 5 percent on average. But those buying coverage on their own are seeing premiums spike 36 percent or higher. Walker wants federal permission to set up a reinsurance fund to offset the costs of those with expensive conditions.