Citizen Action Weekly: April 13, 2018

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.

Paul Ryan’s refusal to face the voters is further proof that we can win the 2018 elections on health care.

Citizen Action is the only grassroots organization in Wisconsin focused on making health care the top issue in the 2018 election.

It was Paul Ryan’s epic miscalculation on health care which sparked the historic popular resistance that stopped him in his tracks, and set up the blue wave that is sweeping conservatives from office.

Health care is so hot, that even Scott Walker has completely flipped his position. After 7 years of sabotage, Walker is desperately trying to paint himself as someone who wants to stabilize the Affordable Care Act.

But we cannot take victory for granted. Citizen Action will continue to organize and educate voters about the scandalous conservative plan to take health care away from the people who need it most. But we also need you to get involved and volunteer.

Volunteer today to help us win 2 special elections in June.

The opportunity before all of us who believe that health care is a human right is even bigger than winning elections.  We have the best opportunity in decades to create a mandate for sweeping health care reform that goes well beyond the ACA to establish health care as a right!

Citizen Action is promoting real health care solutions that will create a clear contrast with cynical and mean spirited conservative agenda.

The BadgerCare Public Option bill that Citizen Action is championing has already been endorsed by most of the leading Democratic candidates for Governor. Recently we released data showing that it would reduce premiums and deductibles by an average of 38%!

If you agree that health care is an issue that can bring down Scott Walker, flip control of the Legislature to progressives, and win Congressional races, please chip in whatever you can to support our work.

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