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. This great health care advance will be formally announced to a joint session of the Legislature tonight in the Governor’s first State Budget Address.
Citizen Action members are also very encouraged by the Governor’s initiatives to reign in price gouging by prescription drug corporations, which will also be announced tonight. The previous administration did nothing as many pharmaceutical corporations, driven by the demands of Wall Street, put windfall windfall profits over people, making vital medications unaffordable for many Wisconsinites.
Citizen Action held news conferences in Appleton and Wausau on Monday to discuss the benefits of BadgerCare Expansion, and tonight is holding 11 budget address watch parties across Wisconsin to mark the historic announcement. (The watch parties are open to the media upon request). See news coverage here.