For Immediate Release: July 16, 2020
Contact: Ben Wilson, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, [email protected]
Citizen Action of Wisconsin Applauds La Crosse County Board Approval of Resolution Supporting Universal Healthcare
La Crosse County Joins Over 70 Community Resolutions in Demanding Guaranteed Health Care for All
La Crosse, Wis. – Citizen Action of Wisconsin and La Crosse County residents today applauds the County Board of Supervisors for approving a resolution calling on Senator Ron Johnson, Senator Tammy Baldwin, and Representative Ron Kind to work toward the immediate implementation of universal health care. Current legislation for universal health includes the Medicare for All Act of 2019, H.R. 1384 / S. 1129.
The resolution is one of more than a dozen that have been passed in 2020. The effort is being organized by numerous local, state, and national organizations and elected officials, including Citizens Action of Wisconsin, the Coulee DSA, Public Citizen, and Our Wisconsin Revolution.
“This pandemic should especially open our eyes and spotlight the systemic inequities at the root of our healthcare system that wrongly treats health care as a privilege rather than a human right,” said 4th District Supervisor Freedland.
County Board Chairperson and Citizen Action of Wisconsin member Monica Kruse stated, “Our voices will join those of the many other counties across Wisconsin and throughout the nation demanding a more equitable, more efficient and more inclusive healthcare system.”
“Single payer, publicly funded, national healthcare insurance is the most economical and most equitable way to achieve full healthcare services for all people,” agrees Citizen Action of Wisconsin Driftless Co-op member Mark Neumann.
The Medicare for All Act of 2019 would guarantee comprehensive health care coverage for all Americans and would eliminate co-pays, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs that are keeping needed health care out of reach for residents of La Crosse County.