Sorry to be the bearer of bad news the health care amendment in the Assembly tonight was defeated. The individual votes on this amendment are listed below.
The Dem health care amendment would have: removed the Family Care enrollment cap; prohibited $466 million in unspecified cuts through reductions in services; maintained the BadgerCare Plus program; and required all Medicaid changes to be approved by the Legislature, not the Joint Finance Committee.
Thank you to all for your incredible efforts trying to get through to our legislators. Your efforts were not futile. For every time you raised your voice, told your story and elevate these important health issues among all the other attacks again working families, you made a difference. Even though it appears that what you've doesn't didn't matter - it truly did. You made everyone think twice and think outside themselves. There is a major disconnect between our legislative leaders and the real families that face real challenges everyday - you helped bridge that gap and started a very important conversation that most legislative leaders have not had before. Keep speaking up, keep standing up for what's right - don't make it easy on them. Don't let them forget that there are 2,000 of us who have come together for to Save BadgerCare and because Medicaid Matters. The fight will continue and we will work to push for improvements in the budget until the bitter end. And even once Walker signs a budget bill, we will organize to make sure DHS Secretary Smith hears us and our concerns loud and clear.
Stay strong and keep standing up for what is right!Sara
|WISCONSIN ASSEMBLY |
JUNE 2011 EXTRAORDINARY SESSION
BIENNIAL BUDGET BILL
TABLE AMENDMENTAA 9 - ASA1 OFFERED BY RICHARDS
AYES - 60 NAYS - 38 NOT VOTING - 0 PAIRED - 0