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Sen. Johnson Doesn't "Have a Clue What We're Going To Be Voting On," Votes Anyway PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:16

ron-johnsonSenator Ron Johnson isn't listening to the people he represents by voting to advance the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.


MADISON - After weeks of playing coy, Senator Ron Johnson today cast one of the last two votes to move forward with debate on the latest disastrous Trumpcare idea to repeal the Affordable Care Act without any plan to protect the health insurance of hundreds of thousands of hard-working Wisconsin families.

When Senator Ron Johnson woke up this morning, he had no idea what version of the bill he would ultimately be voting for. Ahead of the vote, Senator Johnson told reporters on Capitol Hill, “I don't have a clue what we're gonna be voting on." Yet, Senator Ron Johnson still voted to continue the process to take away health care from up to 32 million people.

Senator Ron Johnson isn't listening to the people he represents by voting to advance the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and strip health care insurance away from hard working Wisconsin families," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Brandon Weathersby. "Republicans must stop abandoning everyday families. Instead, they should work with Democrats on a bill that abandons repeal, abandons cuts to Medicaid, abandons tax cuts for the wealthy, and is done in regular order and not behind closed doors."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:23
 
U.S. Senate to Vote on Health Care Bills Tuesday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League Women Voters WI, Andrea Kaminski   
Monday, 24 July 2017 08:37

seniorsCall or email WI Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin to urge them to vote NO on these bills!


MADISON - URGENT!  Our friends at Kids Forward (formerly Wis. Council on Children and Families) has alerted us that Tuesday the U.S. Senate will decide whether to move forward with their unpopular health care bill or vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no plan to replace it. Either option would result in thousands of Wisconsinites losing their health coverage:

-- The Better Care and Reconciliation Act (BCRA) would leave millions of Americans without access to affordable insurance, strangle Medicaid over the next decade, and likely weaken employer-based coverage.

-- The Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act (ORRA), which would repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it, would be even worse for Wisconsin. 

Please call or email our WI senators and urge them to vote NO on these bills!

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Democratic Statement on CBO Score of Trumpcare PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Monday, 26 June 2017 17:01

donald-trumpTrumpCare will drive up costs for middle-class families, strip health care insurance from 15 million people next year and 22 million people by 2026, leave people with pre-existing conditions unprotected, and puts essential health benefits in jeopardy.


MADISON - The following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning with regards to the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) score of the Senate Trumpcare bill released today:

martha-laning"The CBO score released today confirms that Trumpcare will only spell disaster for the American people. It will drive up costs for middle-class families, strip health care insurance from 15 million people next year - and 22 million people by 2026, leave people with pre-existing conditions unprotected, and puts essential health benefits like maternity care, opioid treatment, and mental health services in jeopardy. The only people who stand to gain from Trumpcare are the millionaires, billionaires, and corporations who will receive billions of dollars in tax giveaways.

scott-walker-dodger"Republicans like Governor Scott Walker and Senator Ron Johnson don't think this bill goes far enough. They want even deeper cuts to Medicaid which would result in even more Wisconsinites cut off from care and would cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars down the road.

"Democrats fought tooth-and-nail to pass the Affordable Care Act because health care is a right for all Americans, not a privilege for just the wealthy. The ACA insured millions of Americans, we should be looking to build on the ACA and expand health coverage for even more people in our country. We've made progress and we can't stop now. Wisconsin Democrats will continue fighting to protect health care for working people and the most vulnerable Wisconsinites in our state."

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 October 2017 15:55
 
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