Citizen Action of Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Dodges Bullet on Health Care Freedom

Wisconsinites were especially at risk because of Governor Scott Walker’s refusal to develop contingency plans for an adverse Supreme Court ruling.

By - Jun 25th, 2015 10:36 am

Statewide: Earlier today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of King v. Burwell which could have stripped affordable health coverage from millions of Americans, including over 184,000 Wisconsinites. In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled to maintain vital tax credits for states like Wisconsin operating federal health insurance marketplaces.

Wisconsinites were especially at risk because of Governor Scott Walker’s refusal to develop contingency plans for an adverse Supreme Court ruling.

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision ensures that access to health coverage will continue for tens of thousands of Wisconsinites whose freedom was put needlessly at risk,” said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. “This historic ruling reaffirms the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land. Now it’s time to move forward to build on the successes of health care reform by accepting enhanced federal funds for BadgerCare, reining in excessive costs, and making sure everyone has affordable health coverage that can never be taken away.”

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2 thoughts on “Wisconsin Dodges Bullet on Health Care Freedom”

  1. Alene Bidwell says:

    Unfortunately under Scott Walker none of what you wish for will happen. So long as the majority of people in our state continue to reelect Walker, the status quo will remain. Walker thinks that people can just pull money of thin air to buy health insurance, food, clothing, and anything else they need to sustain themselves. Walker wants people off the government dole (except for himself), doesn’t want to provide Medicaid, food stamps, or health care, but he doesn’t want them to earn a living wage either so they can get off Medicaid, food stamps, and pay for their own health care. You cannot have it both ways no matter how you slice it.

  2. AG says:

    Freedom? That’s quite a stretch to say this has anything to do with freedom… and without going too into details perhaps it’s the opposite.

    Alene, I heard Walker also wants to drown puppies and build 30 ft. walls around low income neighborhoods. If it was up to him, he’d build a huge shade to block the sun from shining on most of the city. Fortunately the technology isn’t quite there yet…

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