Media Event Tuesday, 11/26: Fox Valley residents impacted by proposed BadgerCare changes call on Senator Ellis to oppose delaying access to BadgerCare for 80,000

Sen. Ellis and the legislature should accept billions in federal Medicaid funds for BadgerCare

Tuesday, November 26th at 11:30 AM, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Protect Your Care and Fox Valley residents impacted by Gov. Walker's proposed changes to BadgerCare will call on State Senator Michael Ellis to vote for an alternative that helps the public. Senator Ellis must decide during the upcoming special session called by the Governor whether to go along with this proposed delay or to end the headache and call for accepting the enhanced federal Medicaid funds.

Gov. Walker's proposal delays forcing 77,000 off of BadgerCare until March 31st by preventing 80,000 additional citizens below the poverty line from joining BadgerCare until April 1st. Those uninsured under the poverty line denied BadgerCare January 1st will have no ability to access either public or private health insurance until April.

Wisconsin should instead accept billions in federal Medicaid funds for BadgerCare, guaranteeing all residents permanent access to affordable care.

CONTACT Sen Mike Ellis

What: Media event calling on Senator Ellis to oppose delaying access to BadgerCare for thousands and accept billions in federal Medicaid funds for BadgerCare.

When: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 11:30am

Where: Fox Valley Warming Shelter, 1928 W College Ave, Appleton; behind St Vincent de Paul

Who: Kevin Kane, Healthcare Organizer, Citizen Action of Wisconsin
- Cindy Fallona and Sarah Conklin, Co-Team Leads for the Obamacare Team
- GinaMaria Opalescent, denied accessing BadgerCare January 1st
- Dawn Suprise, patient being forced off of BadgerCare
- Additional impacted local residents

Showing 1 reaction

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • commented 2013-11-25 20:12:40 -0600
    We the people of Wisconsin pay Federal Taxes and therefore deserve to receive our share of these taxes by accepting Billions in federal Medical funds for Badger Care. Otherwise our Fed. Taxes will be will be used/spent to benifit other States Medicaid Fund! THATS NO WAY TO TREAT OUR SENIORS!!!!