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Citizen Action of Wisconsin Supports Congressman Pocan’s Stance on Protecting Medicare & Medicaid

Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) spoke to seniors today on the need to protect vital programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

By - Mar 11th, 2013 03:00 pm

Madison – Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) spoke to seniors today on the need to protect vital programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Pocan, who is a member of the House Committee on the Budget, has taken a moral stance of opposition to the Paul Ryan “Medicare voucher” budget that will leave Americans, and especially seniors, in dire financial and medical straights.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin supports Congressman Mark Pocan’s effort to ensure the freedom and health security of all Americans, especially those of Medicare age. Access to affordable health care makes it possible for seniors to enjoy the freedom of a secure retirement”, said Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. “As a country we learned over half a century ago that private for-profit health insurance does not work for seniors, yet Ryan is determined to repeat the life threatening mistakes of the past.”

Likewise, Citizen Action of Wisconsin echoes Congressman Mark Pocan’s call to take progressive Wisconsin ideas nationally, especially the concept of using government negotiating power to lower exorbitant prescription drug prices. Wisconsin’s SeniorCare program has successfully negotiated millions of dollars prescription drug cost savings for our state’s seniors and is a model for how the Federal Government could find efficiencies without cutting seniors benefits or medical providers.

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