If someone has an income of $11,491, Gov. Scott Walker says they are no longer living in "poverty" and can afford to buy their own private health care insurance and the thousands of dollars in health care deductibles and co-pays that come with it.
Ending health care coverage that ensures Wisconsin women and families have access to essential and preventive health care is disastrous public policy. Hard-working, low-income families need the security of quality health coverage to get lifesaving care when they need it, without facing huge medical bills.
The Joint Finance Committee will hold a public hearing in Green Bay from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 8, and you need to be there. It is time we tell Sen. Rob. Cowles and Rep. John Klenke that Walker's cuts to BadgerCare are wrong and they should vote "no" to Walker's budget.