Lower Drug Prices Now!

Prescription drugs are integral to our health care system and most medical treatments. People across Wisconsin depend on prescription drugs, whether in their everyday lives or for lifesaving treatments. And yet, recent years have seen the prices of many prescription drugs skyrocket. Prescription drug prices jumped 10.5 percent over in just the first six months of 2019–an increase four times…

Bill Kaplan: Can a Democrat succeed Duffy?

Wisconsin GOP Representative Jim Sensenbrenner has joined “more than a dozen House Republicans who have already announced their retirements. … it’s yet another sign that Republicans are pessimistic about their chances to win back the House majority …” (Politico). Earlier, Wisconsin GOP Representative Sean Duffy said he was resigning in September because his expected ninth child has a heart problem….

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, September 6th

Friday, September 6th Join members and allies in Wausau to learn about the role of the State Treasurer Citizen Action co-op member Sarah Godlewski fought hard to save the Office of the State Treasurer by leading a campaign to defeat a 2018 referendum to destroy the office. Following the referendum, Sarah ran for state treasurer and won last November 2018!…

Medicaid/BadgerCare Expansion Better for Addressing Opioid Crisis Report

New report shows anti-opioid medications much more affordable for those with BadgerCare coverage than marketplace health insurance Taking federal Medicaid dollars to expand BadgerCare would remove financial barriers to opioid treatment The report shows that out-of-pocket costs for anti-opioid medications are often unaffordable on the private health insurance marketplace, costing as much as 72 times more than they do for…