For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Contact: Brad Bainum, email@example.com
Vukmir and Nicholson Back Deep Social Security and Medicare Cuts
MADISON — Make no mistake: underneath all of the coded language, Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson support Paul Ryan and Washington Republicans’ plans for cuts to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, which provide essential benefits and health care coverage to Wisconsin kids, retirees, and nursing home residents.
Kevin Nicholson has received more than $8 million in support from Illinois billionaire Dick Uihlein, whose agenda includes privatizing Social Security and eliminating health care programs that Wisconsin families rely on. And the reason that Vukmir received Speaker Paul Ryan’s endorsement last month is because she agrees with Nicholson, Ryan, and Uihlein when it comes to gutting the social safety net.
Here’s how Vukmir and Nicholson’s plans for deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid would impact Wisconsin families:
More than 1.2 million Wisconsinites are Social Security beneficiaries;
Half of Wisconsinites with a disability receive coverage under Medicaid; and,
3 in 5 Wisconsin nursing home residents count on Medicaid for coverage.