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GOP Healthcare Proposal Goes From Bad To Worse PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Friday, 22 September 2017 14:13

americanhealthcareactAmericans left uninsured could increase to 32 million.

MADISON, WI – Despite overwhelming opposition from working families, medical experts and healthcare advocates, Congressional Republicans are making another attempt to dismantle health care coverage for millions of Americans. The Graham-Cassidy bill would raise premiums, limit coverage and enact an age tax on older Americans.

jennifer-shilling“Congressional Republicans seem to be competing for a healthcare bill that can do the most damage to working families,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse). “Their proposals have gone from bad to worse with the latest Graham-Cassidy proposal. This bill further favors special interests, cuts taxes for the wealthy and raises out-of-pocket costs on working families and seniors.”

“Despite bipartisan opposition from Governors across the country, it is a slap in the face to families already struggling with difficult illnesses and costly treatments that Gov. Walker has expressed support for this dangerous plan. Wisconsin families suffering from serious illnesses, individuals with preexisting conditions and older adults living on a fixed income will lose coverage through no fault of their own.”

Based off of data from the Congressional Budget Office and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Center for American Progress predicts that 32 million Americans could lose their health care coverage by 2027. Additionally, at least 414,000 Wisconsin residents are at risk for losing coverage under the Republican plan. Thousands more will face increased costs and reduced coverage of vital health services.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 October 2017 15:55
Sen. Johnson Doesn't "Have a Clue What We're Going To Be Voting On," Votes Anyway PDF Print E-mail
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:16

ron-johnsonSenator Ron Johnson isn't listening to the people he represents by voting to advance the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

MADISON - After weeks of playing coy, Senator Ron Johnson today cast one of the last two votes to move forward with debate on the latest disastrous Trumpcare idea to repeal the Affordable Care Act without any plan to protect the health insurance of hundreds of thousands of hard-working Wisconsin families.

When Senator Ron Johnson woke up this morning, he had no idea what version of the bill he would ultimately be voting for. Ahead of the vote, Senator Johnson told reporters on Capitol Hill, “I don't have a clue what we're gonna be voting on." Yet, Senator Ron Johnson still voted to continue the process to take away health care from up to 32 million people.

Senator Ron Johnson isn't listening to the people he represents by voting to advance the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and strip health care insurance away from hard working Wisconsin families," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Brandon Weathersby. "Republicans must stop abandoning everyday families. Instead, they should work with Democrats on a bill that abandons repeal, abandons cuts to Medicaid, abandons tax cuts for the wealthy, and is done in regular order and not behind closed doors."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:23
U.S. Senate to Vote on Health Care Bills Tuesday PDF Print E-mail
Written by League Women Voters WI, Andrea Kaminski   
Monday, 24 July 2017 08:37

seniorsCall or email WI Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin to urge them to vote NO on these bills!

MADISON - URGENT!  Our friends at Kids Forward (formerly Wis. Council on Children and Families) has alerted us that Tuesday the U.S. Senate will decide whether to move forward with their unpopular health care bill or vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no plan to replace it. Either option would result in thousands of Wisconsinites losing their health coverage:

-- The Better Care and Reconciliation Act (BCRA) would leave millions of Americans without access to affordable insurance, strangle Medicaid over the next decade, and likely weaken employer-based coverage.

-- The Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act (ORRA), which would repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it, would be even worse for Wisconsin. 

Please call or email our WI senators and urge them to vote NO on these bills!

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