FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 15, 2019
CONTACT: Lisa Subeck, 608-266-7521(office)
Assembly Republicans Jeopardize Women’s Health Care Access
MADISON – Today, the State Assembly passed Assembly Bills 179, 180, 182, and 183 with no Democrats voting in support. State Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) issued the following statement regarding today’s vote.
“Assembly Republicans are pushing a divisive, inflammatory, anti-women’s health agenda that does nothing to address infant mortality or disparities in health care access. Instead of advancing these misleading, hyper-partisan bills, we can and should work together to improve health outcomes for children and families.
Republicans should stop putting politics ahead of people and interfering with women’s health care decisions. Their continued obstruction of Medicaid expansion leaves us unable to make needed health care investments such as the Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Initiative to improve access to preventative health services and reduce infant mortality.
Let us follow Governor Evers’s lead by expanding Medicaid and investing in the health care services Wisconsinites need and deserve.”