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March 22, 2010

What Health Reform Means for Wisconsin

Posted 18:28PM on March 22 2010 by Amanda Villa | User Comments (1)

 

With the Congressional passage of health reform last night, here are just a few examples of what this means for Wisconsin:

 

  • Improve coverage for 3,798,000 residents with health insurance.
  • Give tax credits and other assistance to up to 1,369,000 families and 123,900 small businesses to help them afford coverage.
  • Improve Medicare for 877,000 beneficiaries, including closing the "donut hole."
  • Extend coverage to 172,000 uninsured residents.
  • Guarantee that 63,200 residents with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage.
  • Protect 10,300 families from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs.
  •  Allow 455,000 young adults to obtain coverage on their parents’ insurance plans, complimenting existing Wisconsin law.
  •  Provide millions of dollars in new funding for 87 community health centers.
  • Reduce the cost of uncompensated care for hospitals and other health care providers by $433 million annually.

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March 09, 2010

Bag Scott Walker

Posted 18:31PM on March 09 2010 by Sam | User Comments (2)

While Scott Walker and Jeb Bush were busy toasting each other this evening, the DPW was joined by supporters for a brown bag dinner as we launched our new Bag Scott Walker Web site to show Wisconsin the real Scott Walker.

Take a minute to visit the sitehy you would like to "Bag Scott Walker." Whether it's his support of tax cuts for the rich or his constant opposition to jobs creation programs, we want to hear from you!

You can also stay up to date through the Bag Scott Walker Twitter feed or sign up for our email list on the site. 

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