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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 …
Decisions made by Wisconsin explains massive health insurance premium disparity between MN and WI on new health insurance marketplaces
On a media call Wednesday that included U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Citizen Action of Wisconsin released a new report documenting vast differences between Minnesota and Wisconsin in the cost for health insurance on the individual insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.
The report also compares health insurance individual marketplace rates for Wisconsin’s major metro areas, and reveals major differentials in cost.
The report, A Tale of Two States: Why Wisconsin’s Health Insurance …
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 …
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, …
Milwaukee and Racine have highest Health Insurance Costs in State for 2013
Citizen Action of Wisconsin released its 7th Annual Wisconsin Health Insurance Cost Ranking report Wednesday morning on a statewide media call. On the media call to comment on the report were Congressman Ron Kind and State Representative Jon Richards.
The full report includes 6 charts ranking the cities and regions of Wisconsin on health insurance costs, rate of inflation, and quality.
This year’s report finds wide disparities between higher and lower cost regions of Wisconsin, as well as large differences in …
Internal documents shed light on Walker decision
Now that President Obama has been re-elected, the Walker Administration faces a major deadline for a core element of the Affordable Care Act. The statutory deadline for submitting Wisconsin’s blueprint for a new health insurance exchange is November 16.
Governor Scot Walker took the public position after the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the law that Wisconsin would not to do any planning or take any action until after the election. Amid indications that the Walker Administration may be secretly working on a blueprint for …
Announce formal complaint against Rite-Hite CEO Michael White’s illegal voter intimidation
On Monday at a major media event in Milwaukee, faith and community leaders announced the filing of a formal complaint with the Government Accountability Board (GAB) against Rite- Hite CEO Michael White for violating Wisconsin election law. The complaint states that White’s illegal and misleading communication with employees, sent the week of October 21, 2012, was an attempt to intimidate more than 1,400 employees into voting for Mitt Romney.
In his message, chairman and owner Michael White, urged employees to “understand …
By Robert Kraig
There is a coordinated effort to rewrite Wisconsin history to undermine the legitimacy of the recall of Scott Walker. The stakes could not be higher.
The transparent objective is to persuade a small but decisive group of voters that they should not recall Walker even if they disapprove of his conduct in office.
The far-right has gone as far as to claim that the original framers of Wisconsin’s recall amendment, the progressives led by “Fighting Bob”La Follette in the early decades of the 20th Century, would have opposed its use …
Milwaukee health insurance 27 percent more costly than Madison, and much lower quality
Citizen Action of Wisconsin released its 6th Annual Wisconsin Health Insurance Cost Ranking report earlier this week on a state-wide media call. On the media call to comment on the report were Congressman Ron Kind, State Senator Jon Erpenbach, State Representative Jon Richards, and State Representative Kelda Helen Roys.
The full report includes 7 charts ranking the cities and regions of Wisconsin on health insurance costs, rate of inflation, and quality.
This year’s report finds wide disparities between higher cost …