- Associated Press - Saturday, May 13, 2017

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says the Senate version of the health care bill will include protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Johnson spoke to reporters Saturday at the Wisconsin Republican Party convention.

Johnson says the Senate bill will make sure people with pre-existing conditions can get coverage without “skyrocketing premiums” and “collapsing insurance markets.”

He says the Senate won’t vote on a bill until there is a final cost estimate. The House passed its bill without a final cost estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Johnson says “I certainly want to take the time to get it right.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, led the effort to pass the House bill repealing the Affordable Care Act passed under former President Barack Obama.

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