Representative Lisa Subeck Calls for Expansion of BadgerCare and Economic Recovery Investment

MADISON –Today, the Wisconsin State Legislature was scheduled to meet for a special session to address BadgerCare expansion, which would increase access to affordable healthcare and provide $1 billion in federal funding targeted for investment in dozens of projects around the state. Assembly Democrats called upon their Republican colleagues to vote in favor of expanding BadgerCare, and they expressed support for Governor Evers’s proposed investments. Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement.

“Expanding BadgerCare would not only increase affordable healthcare access but would also contribute an additional $1 billion federal dollars we could invest in our economic recovery. Gov. Evers has offered a strong proposal for these funds, which includes broadband expansion, replacing lead laterals, fixing Wisconsin’s local roads and bridges, and boosting urgently-needed mental health resources.

“Yet again, Republicans refuse to accept federal funds to expand BadgerCare, this at the cost of $1 billion to the state. At a time when Wisconsin can least afford it, the Republicans’ refusal to expand BadgerCare means less access to healthcare and fewer financial resources to aid Wisconsin’s recovery from COVID-19.”

Rep. Lisa Subeck represents the 78th Assembly District and serves as Vice-Chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.