Here's What Folks Are Saying About The WISCONSIN Budget
“The historic increase to personal care funding approved by lawmakers Tuesday acknowledges the value of in-home caregiving and responds to growing concerns about the stability of the personal care provider network. This funding will help personal care agencies recruit and retain personal care workers who provide in-home caregiving services to older adults and people with disabilities.
“We are truly grateful to the members of the Joint Finance Committee on Finance, Assembly and Senate leadership, and the many state legislators who heard our calls for help. Thank you for helping to address the workforce crisis our profession is facing and fighting to bring additional funding to the actual caregivers.”
“The [JFC] has provided a level of increase that will make a huge difference in our ability to meet the needs of the child victims of these cruel epidemics. The situation is urgent, and it’s critical that this funding remains in the budget. Our child welfare workers have a new hope that help is on its way!”
County Human Service Director
Expanding access to health care services without expanding costly government welfare?
It can be done.
Republicans are leading the way in the WISCONSIN Budget, making strategic investments in the health care workforce and hospitals to improve access and affordability for you and your family. Here's how:
- Talking with health care providers and our neighbors, it’s clear that more help is needed to support those providing the care for our most vulnerable. That’s why the Wisconsin Budget invests over $150 million in caregiver wages – to ensure competent, quality staff are available for those who need care.
- To help keep care affordable, we’re continuing to invest in our Healthcare Stability Plan. In 2019 alone, this program helped lower private health premiums for families across the state by an average of 4.2%. This investment will help to keep insurance costs low.
- The Wisconsin Budget also makes targeted investments to help provide quality care at our nursing homes and to hospitals that serve a higher share of Medicaid patients.