2 results for author: Wisconsin Citizen Action


WISCONSIN DESERVES FAIR MAPS

Politicians have always been reluctant to give up their power to draw their own district lines. And we know how that power was abused in 2011, which has resulted in a legislature with rigged district lines that is more concerned about pushing the agenda of special interest groups rather than doing what’s best for the voters in Wisconsin.But there is hope. First, there is the lawsuit that has made its way all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, Gill v Whitford. That case could decide that our current maps are unconstitutional, and force the legislature to redraw the maps that were so egregiously drawn to favor one party in 2011.While winning ...

ARE LOWER HEALTH CARE COSTS ON THE WAY?

Last Thursday Wisconsin Citizen Action held a press event in the Marathon County Court House to announce a low “out-of-pocket” health plan.A local health care insurance company has agreed to this plan: WPS/Arise.Across the country, the cost of health care has gone up in premiums as well as out-of-pocket dollars. In recent years deductibles alone have risen faster than average wages. Consumers are feeling the pinch at all levels of the health system.The federal government stepped forward to help consumers reduce high health care costs. The feds designed an insurance plan they hope all insurance companies would offer for 2017. The plans ...