Key Call To Make This Month for Women's Health
The squeaky wheel gets the grease and if you feel strongly about an issue, it's critical to speak up and make a call. Here's our suggested call this month to make a difference for women's health:
Call Governor Walker &
ask him expand Medicaid!
In the last state budget, the Governor and legislature decided against taking part in the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion. Instead, the state removed nearly 63,000 parents and caretakers with income over the poverty line from BadgerCare in order to cover nearly 82,000 adults without dependent children with incomes below the poverty line. Medicaid Expansion would have placed the eligibility for all adults at 138% of the poverty level and brought in nearly a half billion dollars in federal funding to the state program through FY 2020 and covered roughly 96,000 more people under BadgerCare than the current budget. The state still has the ability to opt-in to Medicaid Expansion and cover more people with enhanced federal funding at any time in the future. Call Governor Walker today and let him know you support expanding and strengthening Medicaid in Wisconsin.
For more information:Where all States Stand on Expansion