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Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch applauds as Gov. Walker acknowledges Secretary of Tourism Stephanie Klett (seated above) for her work. Behind Kleefisch is Attorney General Brad Schimel and schools superintendent Tony Evers.(Photo: Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo

MADISON - Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is pushing back against Democrats arguing protections for pre-existing medical conditions are in jeopardy under Gov. Scott Walker. 

Kleefisch said Thursday that even if a lawsuit Walker approved to repeal the Affordable Care Act is successful, Walker will call on lawmakers to pass legislation protecting pre-existing conditions like Kleefisch's own past cancer diagnosis.

"Folks with pre-existing conditions can rest assured if the governor says he's going to protect people like us, he will most certainly protect people like us," Kleefisch told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an interview. "If it all shakes out that we see an end to Obamacare as we know it through this lawsuit, the governor will probably immediately call for that bill.