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GOP Healthcare Proposal Goes From Bad To Worse PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Friday, 22 September 2017 14:13

americanhealthcareactAmericans left uninsured could increase to 32 million.


MADISON, WI – Despite overwhelming opposition from working families, medical experts and healthcare advocates, Congressional Republicans are making another attempt to dismantle health care coverage for millions of Americans. The Graham-Cassidy bill would raise premiums, limit coverage and enact an age tax on older Americans.

jennifer-shilling“Congressional Republicans seem to be competing for a healthcare bill that can do the most damage to working families,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse). “Their proposals have gone from bad to worse with the latest Graham-Cassidy proposal. This bill further favors special interests, cuts taxes for the wealthy and raises out-of-pocket costs on working families and seniors.”

“Despite bipartisan opposition from Governors across the country, it is a slap in the face to families already struggling with difficult illnesses and costly treatments that Gov. Walker has expressed support for this dangerous plan. Wisconsin families suffering from serious illnesses, individuals with preexisting conditions and older adults living on a fixed income will lose coverage through no fault of their own.”

Based off of data from the Congressional Budget Office and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Center for American Progress predicts that 32 million Americans could lose their health care coverage by 2027. Additionally, at least 414,000 Wisconsin residents are at risk for losing coverage under the Republican plan. Thousands more will face increased costs and reduced coverage of vital health services.

 
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 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 16:16
 
Barca Responds to CBO Score of Senate Health Care Bill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Monday, 26 June 2017 09:23

senate-healthcareRepublicans have crafted a bill that is another handout of tax dollars to millionaires and billionaires at the expense of everyday Americans.


MADISON – Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D – Kenosha) commented on the new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the U.S. Senate’s bill on Monday intended to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

peter-barca“This bill isn’t just mean, as President Trump characterized the House bill; it’s cruel,” said Rep. Barca. “I wonder if Republicans in Congress are actually listening to the American public. If they were, they’d hear loud, resounding opposition to a bill that throws 22 million people off health care. For weeks, Senate Republicans have crafted their bill behind closed doors. The result is another handout of our hard-earned tax dollars to millionaires and billionaires at the expense of everyday Americans. Maybe Republicans have given up on doing the right thing. Wisconsin and all of America deserve better.”

 
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