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Michelle Obama touts health care reform

By Kay Nolan,  August 23, 2012

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for WisPolitics.com. This article ran in the August 23, 2012 issue.

In a fiery half-hour speech in Milwaukee, First Lady Michelle Obama told a crowd of about 2,000 people packed into the gym at Bradley Tech High School to “help us finish what we started” as she detailed President Barack Obama’s accomplishments since taking office.

Thanks to Obama, she said, millions of people are now working and able to pay their bills, and “millions of people in this country can finally see a doctor when they’re sick.”

“Because of his reforms, insurance companies now have to cover basic prevention,” she said. “They can no longer discriminate against you because you have an illness they call a pre-existing condition. If you get breast cancer and you need really expensive treatment, your insurance company can no longer tell you, ‘Sorry, you’ve reached your lifetime limit and we’re not paying any more.”