Saturday, November 18, 2023

Monday - BadgerCare Public Option

Join Citizen Action for a press event with Rep. Doyle and Rep. Billings to show support for the BadgerCare Public Option Bill

MONDAY, NOV. 20 9:30 a.m.
St. Clare Health Mission, 916 Ferry St.

State Rep. Steve Doyle and Rep. Jill Billings, along with Driftless Region advocates, will speak at the Saint Clare Health Mission about the local impacts posed by this legislative session’s only comprehensive bill to curb the skyrocketing healthcare costs that prevent people from seeking care.

The game-changing plan would lower healthcare costs throughout the state and create more affordable healthcare options for families, small businesses and individuals. All told, the BadgerCare Public Option Bill is the most comprehensive health care reform bill proposed in Wisconsin in over a decade. The bill opens Wisconsin's popular BadgerCare program for everyone who does not have good coverage through their job. It would expand eligibility well beyond traditional Medicaid Expansion, including families of four making up to $60,000. People who make more than that could buy in at cost, and use Affordable Care Act subsidies to help with premiums.

Additionally, small employers, only one-third of which can currently afford to provide health coverage to their employees, could buy into BadgerCare at much lower cost and without the high deductibles and claims denials common in private insurance. This would dramatically improve the competitiveness of small businesses in the Driftless Region and across Wisconsin.


Kristie Tweed, Citizen Action of WI Driftless Co-Op Organizer

State Representative Steve Doyle (Democrat from 94th Assembly District - Onalaska)

State Representative Jill Billings (Democrat from the 95th Assembly District - La Crosse)

Lori Toso, Holmen Resident

Jason Larsen, Executive Director of the St. Clare Health Mission

Dr. Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin

Additional speakers may be added later 

WHEN: Monday, November 20 at 9:30 AM

WHERE: Saint Clare Health Mission, 916 Ferry St., La Crosse

Be at Saint Clare Health Mission, 916 Ferry St., La Crosse on Monday, November 20 at 9:15. Signs provided!

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