State Sen. Lena Taylor
Press Release

Sen. Taylor’s Statement on the Withdrawal of Planned Changes to Family Care and IRIS.

All four Democrats on the Joint Committee on Finance opposed the changes since day one.

By - Jun 10th, 2016 03:07 pm

(MADISON) – This morning, DHS secretary Kitty Rhoades announced her department dropped planned changes to Family Care and IRIS, which would have shifted care to for-profit insurers. All four Democrats on the Joint Committee on Finance opposed the changes since day one. Below is a statement about this announcement from Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee), who serves as the ranking Senate Democrat on the committee:

“While I am pleased to hear that plans to alter Family Care have been dropped, I am aggravated that the 55,000 Wisconsin Residents who rely on both Family Care and IRIS stood in limbo for a year regarding the future of their personal health and well-being. Moving forward, I hope that both the Department and Governor Walker will realize the importance of Family Care and IRIS, and stop trying to destroy a system that supports thousands of Wisconsin residents.”

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