Citizen Action to Reveal Local Impact of Walker’s Health Care Repeal Proposal at 4 Media Events Thursday and Friday

Walker Plan Disadvantages High Cost States Like Wisconsin

Thursday and Friday August 27th and 28th Citizen Action of Wisconsin will hold four media events in western Wisconsin to discuss the local impact of Governor Scott Walker’s health care repeal proposal released last week in Minnesota. His plan if enacted would lead to skyrocketing costs increases for many Wisconsin consumers, particularly in Western Wisconsin. It would benefit states which have relatively lower premiums, such as Minnesota. Walker’s plan would also gut consumer protections against pre-existing condition and gender discrimination.

Citizen Action will call on elected leaders throughout Wisconsin to end the partisan bickering on the Affordable Care Act and instead propose solutions to improve the healthcare system and rein in costs. Although Minnesotans also struggle with health insurance costs, Wisconsin residents pay significantly higher premiums on average.

Those present will show how Walker’s repeal proposal actually represents a “bait and switch” health care plan that will immediately force millions Americans off of their health care coverage without providing any viable alternative.

“Walker’s supposed plan is not serious health policy. It is a campaign document which provides nothing more than window dressing for a massive roll-back of the freedom to access quality affordable health care,” said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. “The American people are tired of the constant efforts to undermine health care reform. It’s time to recognize that the health care law is here to stay. Rather than going backwards, we need to work together to make the law better and lower costs.

Media events will be held in La Crosse, Eau Claire, and Hudson on Thursday and Friday in Superior/Duluth.  For more information contact:

Thursday, August 27th

La Crosse, 10:00 AM
IBEW local 14
3460 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse

Eau Claire, 1:15 PM
Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association
423 Wisconsin St, Eau Claire

Hudson, 4 PM
Hudson Public Library, Room 219
700 1st St, Hudson, WI

Friday, August 28th

Duluth/Superior, 9 AM
Duluth Labor Temple
2002 London Road, Duluth, MN

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