Stories tagged: "badgercare"


Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, center in white shirt, says that while communities like Milwaukee are national leaders in fighting healthcare disparities, they need help from federal elected officials to fully achieve their goals. (Photo courtesy of Protect Our Care)
David Crowley: Communities Need Help to Achieve Healthcare Goals

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley writes that President Biden's Build Back Better agenda is critical to helping communities like Milwaukee expand health care to the most needy.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) described his own employee as being stuck in the state's BadgerCare coverage gap, despite his denial that it exists. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
Does Wisconsin Have a BadgerCare Coverage Gap? Ask Robin Vos’ Employee.

The issue is more complicated than a choice between government assistance and private insurance.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) speaks Tuesday ahead of the Assembly's vote on the 2021-23 state budget. He described the Republican-authored budget as "forward-looking" because it centers on a massive tax cut rather than spending more money on services like schools. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
‘Back to Basics’ or ‘Forward-Looking’? Divided Assembly Passes Budget After Hours of Debate

Republicans heralded their budget as a game-changer due to its focus on cutting taxes, but Democrats were quick to point out missed opportunities to use the state’s historic surplus.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) listens as Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivers the governor's State of the State speech at the state Capitol Jan. 22, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Republicans Wrongly Take Credit for $4.4 Billion Surplus. They Could Actually Cost the State Nearly $4 Billion.

Democrats mock GOP for trying to take credit for billions in surplus while simultaneously trying to strip away policies that led to the extra money.

Wisconsin assembly chamber
Republicans Did What They Said They Would Do on BadgerCare: Nothing

Only a handful of GOP lawmakers showed up to gavel in and gavel out a special session called by Gov. Evers.

Mandela Barnes and Dave Heide
‘We’re Struggling’: Wisconsin Restaurateur Says BadgerCare Expansion Would Be Good for Business

Cooks and servers want to return to work, but also want health care. Republicans have already said they plan to quickly gavel out a special session on BadgerCare expansion that Gov. Tony Evers called last week.

Robin Vos, Tyler August, Jim Steineke
Wisconsin Could Expand Healthcare and Get $1.6 Billion From the Feds. GOP Says ‘No.’

Along with better health coverage statewide, Evers highlights numerous projects throughout the state that could be funded with the additional federal dollars that come with BadgerCare expansion.