New federal data shows allowing Wisconsinites to buy-into Badgercare as a “Public Option” would slashpremiums 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 Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals, released a new analysis which has major implications for the high profile health care debate in the 2018 election. We were joined on the audio news conference by State Senator LaTonya Johnson and State Rep. Chris Taylor, both members of the powerful Joint Finance Committee which writes the state budget. Listen to the entire audio here.Read More
Last Saturday, Citizen Action held a successful news event with U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Milwaukee area healthcare professionals and advocates to fight back against Donald Trump’s escalating sabotage of health coverage. The event featured a number of first-line caregivers and health professionals in addition to Nancy Pelosi. U.S. Representative Gwen Moore was scheduled to appear but was unable to attend due to a personal medical issue.
The event also included the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals, Independence First, and League of Progressive Seniors. Read More
What the Demise of Paul Ryan Means for Health Care Fight
By: Robert Kraig, Executive Director
In the blizzard of media coverage about Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to quit, most are missing the main cause: his epic failure on health care.
It was Paul Ryan who talked Donald Trump into making the destruction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and radically deconstructing Medicaid the first big fight of his administration. It was Paul Ryan who despite huge Republican majorities failed to pass is plans to take health care away from tens of millions of Americans, and to re-legalize pre-existing condition discrimination. Read More