BadgerCare is Wisconsin’s award-winning Medicaid program that provides health care coverage for more than 750,000 men and women—and their children—from across the state. Established in 1997 as a bipartisan effort to encourage work and improve health care in Wisconsin, BadgerCare has proven to be a highly effective—and cost-effective—program, successful in both rural and urban communities, in good economies and bad. Current plans to cut Medicaid and BadgerCare in Wisconsin will lead to higher rates of uninsured, cost-shifting, and long term economic costs to our state. We need to speak out to Save BadgerCare and to maintain its eligibility, quality and affordability for Wisconsin working families!
Wisconsin’s Medicaid deficit is now expected to be $322 million less than was anticipated a few months ago, and the state has just received a $24 million federal bonus for BadgerCare’s success. Those developments enable the state to protect BadgerCare, while also lifting the cap on the Family Care program.
Please join us in fighting to preserve BadgerCare and to oppose changes that would adversely affect children, people with disabilities, and adults, and would result in thousands of families becoming uninsured.
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