Statewide: Last night U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin signed a pledge issued by Citizen Action Wisconsin to protect Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions. Citizen Action of Wisconsin, which brings together health professionals and patients from across the state, called on U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Tammy Baldwin and State Sen. Leah Vukmir to sign a pledge not to repeal or weaken the provisions of the Affordable Care Act outlawing discrimination against people with health conditions. Approximately 2.4 million Wisconsinites have a health condition that could be designated a “pre-existing condition.”Read More
Statewide: Governor Scott Walker is touting the approval by the Trump Administration of his complicated health insurance scheme that does not even begin to make up for the cost of ongoing efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Read More
I am excited to announce that Citizen Action has hired an exceptionally qualified new organizing director to take the helm of our grassroots campaigns during this critical election year and beyond. As her current organization has not had the opportunity to notify their key stakeholders, we will not be able to publicly announce her name until the next edition of Citizen Action Weekly, so please stay tuned.Read More
Wisconsinites Call on State to Pass Fair Maps Legislation
STATEWIDE, WIS. –Today, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the Gill v Whitford case back to the district court, effectively leaving Wisconsin’s unconstitutional election maps in place for the 2018 election. This ruling leaves the onus on Wisconsin to protect voters from gerrymandering for the time being.
What the Demise of Paul Ryan Means for Health Care Fight
By: Robert Kraig, Executive Director
In the blizzard of media coverage about Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to quit, most are missing the main cause: his epic failure on health care.
It was Paul Ryan who talked Donald Trump into making the destruction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and radically deconstructing Medicaid the first big fight of his administration. It was Paul Ryan who despite huge Republican majorities failed to pass is plans to take health care away from tens of millions of Americans, and to re-legalize pre-existing condition discrimination. Read More