State Rep. Robyn Vining
Press Release

Rep. Robyn Vining Commends Call for BadgerCare Expansion Special Session


By - May 19th, 2021 04:21 pm

MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers announced a special session for BadgerCare expansion and to invest the $1 billion in cost savings from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into economic recovery and development projects across Wisconsin. Governor Evers signed Executive Order #116 calling a special session of the Wisconsin State Legislature to vote on LRB-3568 on Tuesday, May 25th. Rep. Vining issued the following statement in support:

“I applaud Governor Evers for calling a special session on BadgerCare expansion. Expanding BadgerCare would provide healthcare coverage to an additional 90,000 Wisconsinites, reduce private premiums by between 7-19%, and save more than $630 million in state tax dollars. The American Rescue Plan Act adds an additional $1 billion in savings for Wisconsin if we expand BadgerCare, bringing the total savings to over $1.6 billion, which can provide critical investments in our economic recovery and development as we emerge from this pandemic.

“Throughout my time as a State Representative, my constituents have consistently advocated for BadgerCare expansion. The majority of Wisconsinites support BadgerCare expansion. BadgerCare expansion is the moral and fiscally responsible decision for our state — so let’s get it done.”

Rep. Vining represents the 14th Assembly District, which includes parts of Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and Milwaukee. For more information, visit Rep. Vining’s website here

Mentioned in This Press Release

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us