Add your name: Pass BadgerCare Expansion now!

Governor Evers is fighting hard for BadgerCare expansion. His proposal will make health care more accessible while funding economic development projects and reinvestments across communities in Wisconsin.

But Wisconsin Republicans have a record of repeatedly blocking BadgerCare expansion.

Sign onto the letter below to demand Wisconsin Republicans pass BadgerCare expansion now so that Wisconsin can bounce back from this pandemic!

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Dear Wisconsin State Legislature,

Governor Evers is calling a special session of the legislature to expand BadgerCare—that would cover 90,900 Wisconsinites AND save the state $1.6 billion over the next two years.

The money that Wisconsin will save by expanding BadgerCare will allow us to invest in SO many things. Here’s what Gov. Evers has proposed:

  • Broadband Expansion: $200 million increase in broadband expansion grants
  • Economic Development Loans: Funding for WEDC loans to local cooperatives to purchase the VERSO paper mill in Wisconsin Rapids and Park Falls Mill.
  • Rural Emergency Services: $11 million in support for rural EMS service.
  • Mental Health Services: Funding for renovations to add mental health beds at facilities across the state and provide $50 million for statewide mental health programming.
  • Supporting Veterans: $50 million to support additional veteran housing development projects.
  • Black Historical Society: Increased funding for the state’s Black Historical Society after it was stripped from the budget by Republicans.
  • Strengthening Wisconsin Agriculture: In addition to a tuition assistance program for current and prospective farmers, the proposal funds the Food + Farm Exploration Center in Stevens Point and improves facilities at the state’s Cranberry Research Station.

Wisconsinites want and need access to affordable health care. Gov. Evers’ proposal will support our state’s economic recovery while expanding access to health care for tens of thousands of Wisconsinites. It’s time to end political games and take this opportunity to do the right thing—for the future of our health and economy.

SIGNED,

[YOUR NAME]