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GOP Aims to Takeaway Health Care From Their Own Constituents PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:44

americanhealthcareactMillions of Americans, including 49,300 in the Fox Valley/Green Bay area and nearly 240,000 statewide in Wisconsin Congressional districts held by Republicans could be harmed by ill conceived American Healthcare Act.


MADISON - Before the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans lacked access to quality, affordable health insurance, and even those who did have coverage had little protection against insurance company abuses. It seems that Wisconsin's Republican members of Congress want to drag us back to the dark age before President Obama's landmark legislation. 

Tomorrow, the House is expected to vote on the widely-panned Republican Wealthcare bill, led by Rep. Paul Ryan, that kicks 24 million Americans off of their health insurance and forks over huge tax giveaways to insurance companies and the super-wealthy.

For some, the bill isn't bad enough, Rep. Grothman recently introduced an amendment to unfairly kick 26-year-olds off their parent's health care insurance, only allowing them to stay on their parent's plans until age 23. 

For others, like Rep. Sean Duffy, cajoling their colleagues for tomorrow's vote is more important than ensuring health care for those in his district who need it the most. 

Even those who have heard opposition to the proposal from their constituents are choosing to simply ignore them, like Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and Rep. Mike Gallagher, who both still plan to vote for the Wealthcare bill tomorrow.  

Even Koch-brothers darling and 'repeal and replace' candidate, Sen. Ron Johnson, opposes the House's Wealthcare proposal. Johnson recently told reporters that “skeptical” was an “understatement” in describing his attitude toward the plan.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 March 2017 11:29
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Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Starting at ADRC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brown County   
Monday, 06 March 2017 16:03

caretaker-elderPowerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Next class starts Tuesday, March 14.


GREEN BAY - Caring for someone with a chronic illness such as dementia, cancer, heart disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, physical or intellectual disabilities can be physically, emotionally and financially exhausting! Connect with Resources - Balance your Life - Take Care of Yourself!

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, adult child, sibling, or friend. Participants will learn to: Reduce stress, Improve self-confidence, Communicate feelings better and so much more. Class meets for 2.5 hours once a week, for 6 weeks.

Next class starts Tuesday, March 14 and runs until April 18th from 2-4:30pm p.m. @ the ADRC 300 S. Adams Street.

Cost is $20 (Suggested Donation) and includes all learning materials. Call the ADRC of Brown County at (920) 448-4300 if you have questions, need help with transportation, or need respite care for your loved one so you can attend. The ADRC may be able to help reimburse the cost of respite care.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 March 2017 16:14
 
The Financial Harm to WI of GOP Plan to Eliminate Health Coverage PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Robert Kraig   
Saturday, 25 February 2017 16:45

standing_hcRepealing the Affordable Care Act could have devastating economic repercussions for Wisconsin, including costing the over 190,000 Wisconsinites who buy insurance on the ACA marketplace an average of $4,953 per year and 45,700 jobs lost to our economy.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 February 2017 17:18
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