Ron Johnson’s Opposition to Paid Sick Days Threatens to Delay or Weaken Coronavirus Response

For Immediate Release: March 16, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Ron Johnson’s Opposition to Paid Sick Days Threatens to Delay or Weaken Coronavirus Response Statewide: Over the weekend Senator Ron Johnson’s made national headlines for his vocal opposition to sick leave provisions in the Coronavirus Relief Bill which passed the U.S. House of Representatives Friday with the full…

Health Care Value Survey Shows Wisconsinites Concerned About Affordability and Quality of Care: Provides both statewide and regional data

For Immediate Release: March 11, 2020 Contacts: Claire Zautke, (414) 940-3375, [email protected] Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Health Care Value Survey Shows Wisconsinites Concerned About Affordability and Quality of Care Provides both statewide and regional data Statewide: Nationally, consumer worry about health care affordability is well documented but now—for the first time—a new survey reveals how affordability concerns and ideas…

U.S. Supreme Court Threatening Health Care of Millions

For Immediate Release–March 2, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] U.S. Supreme Court Threatening Health Care of Millions Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, marketplace health insurance, at grave risk of having coverage taken away by right-wing federal judges Statewide: Today the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case being pushed by the Trump Administration that could take health care…

Citizen Action endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Citizen Action endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive Announces more key endorsements in Milwaukee area spring elections Milwaukee: Today Citizen Action of Wisconsin, a statewide membership group headquartered in Milwaukee, announced its endorsement of state Senator Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive. Additional spring election endorsements we…

Citizen Action endorses Ed Fallone and Jill Karofsky for Supreme Court

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Citizen Action of Wisconsin endorses Fallone and Karofsky for WI Supreme Court race Milwaukee: In the critical Wisconsin Supreme Court race, Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s board voted to endorse both Ed Fallone and Jill Karofsky. After interviews which included members from across the state, Citizen Action member and…

Federal Court Decision Threatens Health Coverage in Wisconsin

For Immediate Release–December 19, 2019 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, marketplace health insurance, at grave risk of having coverage taken away by right-wing federal judges Milwaukee: Late yesterday, the unending drive by conservative politicians to rip health coverage away from millions Americans, and re-legalize insurance discrimination, came a step closer to tearing apart the health…

Citizen Action Statement on Introduction of National Prescription Drug Reform (H.R. 3)

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019 Contact: Robert Kraig, [email protected], (414) 322-5324 Citizen Action Statement on Introduction of National Prescription Drug Reform (H.R. 3) Milwaukee: Today U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a bold new proposal to curb prescription medicine prices through negotiations, new penalties for non-compliant drug companies and international price indexing. Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert…

Applauds BadgerCare Expansion Legislation

Statewide: Today, Governor Tony Evers, State Senator Jon Erpenbach, and State Representative Daniel Riemer announced their intention to introduce legislation to accept additional federal money to expand BadgerCare at a news conference in Wauwatosa. GOP legislators stripped this provision from the Governor’s budget during the Joint Finance Committee process. “It’s time for leadership of the Legislature to put the people…

State Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Health Coverage

For Immediate Release–July 9, 2017 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, marketplace health insurance, at grave risk of having coverage taken away by conservative federal judges Milwaukee: In a telephone news conference this morning, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and seven lawmakers called for urgent state legislative action to protect Wisconsinites from the health care chaos that…

Health Advocates in 9 Wisconsin Cities Urge Lawmakers to Expand BadgerCare

Full Legislature has the opportunity this week to override disastrous Finance Committee rejection of federal Medicaid expansion For Immediate Release–June 24, 2019 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected]   Statewide: A day before the full Legislature begins voting on the state budget, Citizen Action members led a statewide health care day of action urging lawmakers to accept federal Medicaid money…