November 14, 2013
Statement on Governor Walker's Health Care Waste
MADISON – The following is a statement of Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson on Governor Walker's health care plan announced today.
"While we agree on principle that giving people access to healthcare is a laudable goal, Governor Walker's plan will cost more and cover fewer people," said Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson. "Wisconsin would not be in these dire straits if Governor Walker had made the right decision in the first place. By accepting funding to strengthen BadgerCare and building a Wisconsin-specific health care exchange that considers our state's unique assets and needs, Wisconsin would have saved taxpayer dollars and insured more residents.
"If the governor is insisting on holding a special session to fix this budget screw up, he should simply accept all the funds now to avoid another special session fix in the future."