Today, I sent a letter with 36 of my colleagues to President Obama’s top health official urging her to reject a plan by Gov. Walker to freeze Family Care and other related programs. These community-based long-term care programs allow Wisconsin seniors and people with disabilities stay in their own homes and neighborhoods instead of more expensive nursing homes. More details at the end of this e-mail.
South Shore Frolics
The 62nd South Shore Frolics in beautiful South Shore Park starts this Friday. I hope to see many of you there this weekend as we enjoy one of Bay View’s biggest events of the year.
Hoan Bridge Town Hall Meeting: Thursday, July 21, 5PM-7PM
Please join me and state transportation officials for a town hall meeting next Thursday for an update on the status of the Hoan Bridge and future reconstruction plans. I hope to see you there. Here are the details:
When: Thursday, July 21, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Beulah Brinton Community Center, Cafeteria Room
2555 South Bay Street
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Fighting the Family Care Freeze
The governor’s plan to freeze Family Care turns back the clock on Wisconsin residents who need long-term care, forcing them to return to the days when nursing homes or waiting lists were the only options.
Initiated in 1998 by Tommy Thompson with strong bipartisan support, the Family Care program has been proven to improve access to long-term care in the community and to be cost effective. Family Care services cost $2,800 on month, compared to $4,000 a month for nursing home care.
Let’s pull the plug on Gov. Walker’s backwards time machine. Forcing seniors and people with disabilities into nursing homes or back onto waiting lists needs to be a thing of the past.
As always, it is a pleasure to be able to stay in touch with you! Please feel free to contact me with any concerns, questions or ideas you may have.
19th Assembly District