We discuss Republican leaders’ sudden and desperate Joint Finance Committee vote Thursday that reveals they are losing the public debate on BadgerCare and other important issues in the state budget.
We talk about new Citizen Action research demonstrating how expanding Medicaid helps fight the opioid epidemic. We welcome State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski who reveals GOP plans to pull the modest expansion of her office in the state budget. We close with a discussion of the new dynamic in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary following the official entry of Joe Biden.
Listen Now – Episode #391
Wisconsin Republicans to vote on killing Medicaid expansion.
Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Make Opioid Addiction Treatment More Affordable.
Health care advocates continue push for Medicaid expansion.
On Eve Of JFC Vote, Group Pushes For Medicaid Expansion
What’s at stake in Gov. Evers proposed budget: $836.7 million in additional health spending at no cost to the state.
CDC: 1.1 million more Americans lost health insurance coverage in 2018.
Sarah Godlewski video on state budget for state treasurer.
Working Families Party Presidential Primary straw poll.
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