Governor Walker will make a decision very soon as to whether to accept federal dollars to cover more than 200,000 people in BadgerCare, a program that currently has a 145,000 plus waiting lists. Kevin Kane, a healthcare organizer with Citizen Action of Wisconsin, will provide insights on this decision. The presentation will be open to all interested community members on Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m. at the Richland Auditorium.
The Affordable Care Act gives states several opportunities to expand health care coverage for uninsured citizens. One way is by providing federal funding for states' Medicaid program, known as BadgerCare in Wisconsin, to fill in the holes in the BadgerCare program and cover currently ineligible citizens. The federal government has provided revenue to fill the holes in BadgerCare, bringing $12 billion federal dollars to Wisconsin over the next 10 years. The federal government will save hundreds of millions of dollars for the state of Wisconsin through this act.
Governor Walker needs only say yes to this federal revenue to protect citizens, create jobs, help Wisconsin's budget and provide a level of security to a population that suffers with low to no access to affordable care.
A question and answer period will follow the presentation. This event is sponsored by the Richland County Democrats. The public is encouraged to participate.
182 N Central Ave
Richland Center, WI 53581
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