Citizens Take Action on Opposing Restrictions of Medicaid in Wisconsin

Yet Another Middle Wisconsin Exclusive — First on the Scene Again in Central Wisconsin

Excerpts From Citizen Action Event Material:

Gov. Scott Walker wants to apply for a waiver from the federal government, so that he can drug test childless adults seeking Medicaid. This could also allow him to add other requirements that he sees fit. This is problematic for various reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is our current Opioid and Methamphetamine crises across the State. Someone who is struggling with addiction, but has health insurance, is far more likely to be asked by a health professional if they have a problem. This makes it more likely that a person would admit to the problem and respond to referrals to treatment. Someone who is drug addicted, but has barriers to adequate healthcare, is far less likely to seek help or treatment.

To call attention to this, Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s co-op members, all across the State, have collected comments from the public to turnover to Gov. Scott Walker’s office. Kevin Kane will be delivering over 1,000 comments personally.

To put pressure on the Governor to respond, and to increase awareness around this issue, the North Central Organizing Co-op had a press event on Thursday, May 18th, at 11:30 am. It was located on the 2nd level of the Marathon County Courthouse. View the full event video above.