MILWAUKEE DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS ANNOUNCES PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MEDICAID CUTS

MADISON – State Representative Sandy Pasch (D–Whitefish Bay) and State Senator Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) announced that members of the Milwaukee Democratic Legislative Caucus will host a public hearing on the Walker administration’s Medicaid waiver that would result in nearly 65,000 Wisconsinites – including 29,000 children – losing or being denied state health care coverage on Thursday, December 1 at Washington Park Senior Center from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

“Wisconsinites have experienced many attacks on our shared values since Scott Walker became governor, and among the most shocking is his administration’s plan to kick an estimated 65,000 individuals off their healthcare,” said Rep. Pasch, who serves as Chair for the Milwaukee Democratic Legislative Caucus.

“Decisions of this magnitude should be made with proper input and oversight, and it is clear that the public deserves a more accountable process to scrutinize their plan that is flush with unanswered questions and bad decisions that will impact countless Milwaukee families.”

This hearing is part of a series of events being hosted by Democrats statewide in response to the Department of Health Services’ plan to make $554 million in cuts to the state’s health care programs for eligible seniors, children, families and people with disabilities. This proposal will have a significant impact on the affordability of health care and medical services to thousands of Milwaukee-area residents.

“The fallout from the Governor’s proposal will be severe – approximately 64,000 people, at least 29,000 of whom are children, will lose their health insurance. The people must have an opportunity to voice their concerns, their doubts, and possibly their outrage,” said Sen. Taylor.

This event is free and open to the public, media, and all Milwaukee-area elected officials.

Milwaukee Democratic Legislative Caucus Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Cuts Thursday, December 1, 2011 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Washington Park Senior Center 4420 W Vliet St, Milwaukee