Report: Medicaid Expansion Removes Critical Financial Barriers to Treating Opioid Addiction

New report shows anti-opioid medications cost 72-times more on average for Wisconsinites denied BadgerCare due unaffordable private insurance copays STATEWIDE:  At a Capitol news conference and a media call today legislators, health advocates, addiction experts, and consumers released a new Citizen Action report showing that expanding Medicaid (BadgerCare) would have a sizable and beneficial impact on addressing opioid addiction for…

Applauds Governor Evers for Expanding BadgerCare

For Immediate Release, February 28, 2019 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Applauds Governor Evers for Expanding BadgerCare Reigning in Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices Is great first step towards fulfilling public mandate to guarantee affordable health care in Wisconsin Statewide: Citizen Action of Wisconsin members across the state are applauding Governor Evers for including BadgerCare expansion in his state budget….

Creation of a Crisis: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Chooses Profit Over People

Citizen Action of Wisconsin joins national release of report revealing how drug company profits and CEO pay put lives at risk For Immediate Release February 21, 2019 CONTACTs: Robert Kraig, Citizen Action of Wisconsin (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Ariela Weinberger, Roosevelt Institute, [email protected] Milwaukee: Citizen Action of Wisconsin is joining the Roosevelt Institute and People’s Action in  releasing “Profit Over Patients:…

January 23, 2019

Is great first step towards fulfilling public mandate to guarantee affordable health care in Wisconsin For Immediate Release, January 23, 2019 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Statewide: In response to the first State of the State Address of Tony Evers, Citizen Action of Wisconsin members across the state applaud the Governor’s firm commitment to including BadgerCare expansion in the…

October 31, 2018

For Immediate Release– October 31, 2018. Contacts: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] or Kevin Kane (414) 550 8280, [email protected] New federal data shows allowing Wisconsinites to buy-into Badgercare as a “Public Option” would slash premiums and deductibles. Data also shows gap with Minnesota is widening STATEWIDE: On a media call Wednesday morning Citizen Action of Wisconsin, with key state lawmakers and the…

October 11, 2018

For Immediate Release– October 11, 2018 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Walker’s election year plan impacts a tiny fraction of health consumers, is dwarfed by premium reductions in neighboring Minnesota, and does not make up for cost of his sabotage Statewide: After 7 years of working to sabotage the Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin, Scott Walker is making misleading…

April 4, 2018

For Immediate Release– April 4, 2018 Contacts: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Matt Brusky, (414) 315-4127 [email protected] Comment from Citizen Action organizers and members around the state available upon request. At least 49 Members win races for local office and build progressive power across Wisconsin Statewide: On Tuesday scores of Citizen Action of Wisconsin members were elected to local office, many…