Health Organizations Join Central Wisconsin County Supervisors Announcing 1/3rd of Wisconsin Residents Will See Referendum on Federal Funds for BadgerCare

Growing list of counties announce BadgerCare referendums, including Lincoln & Clark Counties. Marathon encouraged to join.

Today, Wednesday July 23rd, advocates and supervisors from Lincoln, Clark and Marathon Counties will announce that one-third of Wisconsin residents will see a referendum on accepting federal funds for BadgerCare. Clark, Wood, Portage and Lincoln counties have all passed referendums or have advanced them at the committee level. Marathon county has yet to do so. Advocates and supervisors will encourage Marathon to join the rest of Central Wisconsin in allowing their citizens to vote on BadgerCare.

The referendum question in counties around the state asks whether the next State Legislature should accept available federal funds for BadgerCare to ensure that Wisconsin citizens have access to affordable health coverage. The referendum is on the ballot in a growing number of Wisconsin counties, including Eau Claire, Dane, Clark, Outagamie, Lincoln, La Crosse, Dunn and Milwaukee, so far.

By rejecting enhanced funds for BadgerCare, Wisconsin is denying truly affordable coverage to tens of thousands of Wisconsinites near the poverty line.

Join our campaign to accept federal funds for BadgerCare

What: Media event: Health organizations join supervisors in announcing 1/3rd of Wisconsin residents will see referendum on BadgerCare

When: Wednesday July 23rd at 10:00am

Where:  Marathon County Courthouse, 2nd floor, 500 Forest St, Wausau


  • Jim Alber, Lincoln County Supervisor and sponsor of BadgerCare referendum
  • Joel Lewis, Marathon County Supervisor
  • Mary Testin, Regional Enrollment Coordinator, Bridge Community Health Clinic
  • Kevin Kane, Lead Organizer, Citizen Action of Wisconsin

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