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Whitmer lying in health care ad states Schuette

Posted at 7:01 AM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 07:01:56-04

With less than a month until Election Day, the race for Michigan governor is heating up.

On Monday, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette accused Democrat Gretchen Whitmer of lying in a TV commercial about health care.

In the ad, Whitmer says that "Schuette thinks insurance companies should be allowed to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions."

But Schuette says that's simply not true.

"Consistently, I've been a supporter to cover and maintain pre-existing conditions on healthcare coverage," Schuette said. "When she says she's fighting for health, she's fighting insurance executives, what a joke. It's not true."

News 10 talked with Whitmer's campaign after Schuette's news conference on Monday. Her staff accuses Schuette of trying to run away from his record on health care.

"He spent his entire 33-year-long political career trying to rip health care away from hard-working Michigan families. He's joined nine lawsuits as attorney general to try to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions and roll back health coverage for people in Michigan," said Eileen Belden, deputy communications director of the Whitmer Campaign.