Statement on BadgerCare Expansion Special Session

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2021
Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected]

Citizen Action statement on Gov. Tony Evers calling a Special Legislative Session to expand BadgerCare

Statewide: Citizen Action of Wisconsin, a statewide grassroots organizing group dedicated to guaranteeing affordable healthcare to everyone in Wisconsin, applauds Governor Tony Evers’ declaration of a Special Legislative Session to enact BadgerCare Expansion.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig made the following statement: “The Joint Finance Committee last week attempted to take BadgerCare Expansion, the top state budget issue, out of budget deliberations. Public support for accepting billions of federal dollars to expand health care access for working Wisconsinites struggling to make ends meet is so overwhelming, and the policy case so strong, that any further opportunity to debate the merits of the issue increases the likelihood of passage. It is long overdue for the State of Wisconsin to stop wasting hundreds of millions of public dollars to cover fewer people.” 

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