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By Eelisa A Jones
The people of Wisconsin have elected Republican candidates for three out of four major state positions.
Gov. Scott Walker resecured his office over challenger Mary Burke – defeating her by a little over 6 percentage points.
Our state has elected Republican candidates Schimel and Adamczyk as Attorney General and State Treasurer, respectively.
Democratic candidate, La Follette, narrowly won the position of Secretary of State by approximately 4 percentage points.
Voters in U.S. House District 4 have re-elected Democratic candidate Gwen Moore into Congress with 70 percent voter support.
Milwaukee voters have …
By Mandela Barnes
Despite his recent continued attempts to take credit for the success of Obamacare in Wisconsin, Governor Walker is directly responsible for the fact that almost 85,000 people, nearly 18,000 in Milwaukee County alone, are currently being denied access to Badgercare.
The governor unduly touts the 81 thousand-plus Wisconsin residents that got coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act as a success of his administration.
However, his political stunt flies in the face of the fact that Wisconsin could have enrolled twice as many uninsured citizens and reduced deductibles by a …
Last week on tax day, April 15, as many Wisconsinites filed their taxes, health care advocates gathered in a protest against Governor Walker’s rejection of federal Medicaid dollars for BadgerCare at a US Post Office in downtown Milwaukee.
The protest hosted by Citizen Action and Protect Your Care urged Governor Walker to be responsible and accept the billions in federal funds available for BadgerCare, asking him to think about Wisconsin’s working poor before his own political aspirations and partisan politics.
Citizen Action Executive Director Robert Kraig, State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa and Jennifer …
On the day the rest of the country is trying to extend coverage before the deadline, tens of thousands are being forced off coverage across Wisconsin
Statewide – At media events Monday in Milwaukee and Madison, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, faith leaders, elected officials and citizens losing coverage called attention to Governor Walker’s immoral decision to force 77,000 citizens off of BadgerCare on April 1st.
The media events included State Senators Jon Erpenbach and Fred Risser, and State Representatives Sandy Pasch, Melissa Sargent, Mandela Barnes, Josh Zepnick, Dianne Hesselbein and Evan Goyke.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin and Representative Melissa Sargent held a media conference call to release a memo by the Legislature’s Fiscal Bureau showing the impact of federal Medicaid funds from the Affordable Care Act on each county. While Governor Walker rejected these federal funds for BadgerCare, the state can accept them at any time.
Additionally, Representative Sargent proposed legislation last month that would allow counties to accept the federal funding themselves.
So far, 19 counties have already passed resolutions in support of accepting the available federal Medicaid funding.
The memo from the nonpartisan …
MADISON- This week, the Wisconsin State Assembly once again rejected efforts to improve affordable health coverage for Wisconsin families by approving Governor Walker’s proposal to delay implementing changes to BadgerCare, including Walker’s provision that would cut about 70,000 individuals off their existing coverage.
This latest move to delay cuts instead of accepting Wisconsin’s share of federal funds will only contribute to the likelihood of insurance gaps for those in need of affordable health care.
“We call on Governor Walker and legislative leadership to reverse their decision and accept federal funds available for …
On Sunday at its 2013 Convention the Wisconsin Counties Association passed a resolution urging Gov. Walker to reverse course on BadgerCare and accept enhanced federal funds.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin commends the work county leaders are doing to advance the health security of everyone in Wisconsin.
Elected county leaders from throughout Wisconsin are deeply concerned that the Governor’s decision risks the health of local residents while costing both state and county government more money.
During and after the budget debate county governments and leaders called for the state to accept the federal funding, …
By Cassandra Lans
At a news conference on Wednesday morning, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, healthcare professionals, and community members in need of BadgerCare responded to Tuesday’s vote by the Joint Finance Committee to reject billions of federal funds for BadgerCare and leave citizens to continue to struggle to access healthcare.
The deal struck by the Joint Finance Committee, admitting Walker’s plan causes tens of thousands of people throughout Wisconsin to lose health coverage, must be voted on in the Assembly and Senate. BadgerCare is one …
On a media call this week state and national budget experts, including former chair of the US House Appropriations Committee Congressman Dave Obey, revealed that federal funding for Badger- Care is very secure, and much more certain than much of the $19.6 billion federal dollars in Governor Walker’s budget proposal.
Former Congressman Dave Obey joined Robert Kraig from Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Jon Peacock from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, and Jennifer Beason from Families USA.
Over 28 percent of Governor Walker’s budget comes from the federal government. Much of …
At a news conference at the Brown County Courthouse last Thursday afternoon which received substantial coverage on local television, local leaders called on State Senators Robert Cowles and Frank Lasee to join a rising chorus of GOP senators who have been wavering in support of Walker’s plan to reject billions in federal Medicaid dollars for BadgerCare. This funding would guarantee health care coverage for low income adults at no cost to the state, and fill in the holes of the BadgerCare program.
The event was led by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, …