Jennifer Shilling
Press Release

Republicans reject funding for Wisconsin’s Cancer Reporting System

GOP cuts continue to jeopardize the health of Wisconsin families

By - May 5th, 2015 12:27 pm

MADISON – By rejecting federal funding for Medicaid, Republicans continue to force more unnecessary cuts to critical health care programs for children, families and seniors in Wisconsin. In an unexpected move on Tuesday, Republicans on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee voted to reject a motion to shore up Wisconsin’s Cancer Reporting System (WCRS) and improve cancer research efforts. Health care advocacy organizations including the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition have advocated for greater investments in the WCRS and listed it as a top priority in this budget.

“Nearly everyone in our state knows someone who has been affected by cancer,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse). “This latest Republican decision to reject critical funding for cancer research, treatment and prevention efforts will have a devastating impact on Wisconsin families. It’s time for Republicans to start investing in Wisconsin families rather than selling out our state to support Gov. Walker’s presidential ambitions.”

According to the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition, the WCRS is severely underfunded. The WCRS has a staff to case ratio that is 3rd highest in the nation and a caseload ratio that is nearly double the national average.

Sen. Shilling has been an outspoken advocate for increased cancer research. In 2009, she successfully passed the Cancer Research and Advancement Act which allows scientists and doctors to collaborate more closely on cancer research, cancer prevention and cancer control efforts.

Press Releases by Jennifer Shilling

Jennifer Shilling

Senate Republicans caught in Pay-to-Play scheme

Olsen and Harsdorf sided with lead paint producers over sick children

Jennifer Shilling

Neglect Ignored, Problems Denied, Solutions Delayed

GOP inaction once again jeopardizes vulnerable residents at state facility

Jennifer Shilling

Trump candidacy threatens U.S. security

GOP nominee continues dangerous rhetoric and reckless behavior

Jennifer Shilling

Shilling Calls on Republican Senators to Denounce Trump

GOP Senators refuse to admonish ‘indefensible’ statements

Jennifer Shilling

Eager acceptance of Trump’s dangerous rhetoric confirms Senate GOP disconnect

Republican politicians including Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ron Johnson have also committed to supporting Donald Trump as their party’s nominee.

Jennifer Shilling

Unconstitutional Right-to-Work only part of the problem

GOP policies result in 16 consecutive quarters of economic disappointment

See More Releases

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>