February 13, 2013
Statement on the Governor’s Refusal to Strengthen BadgerCare
MADISON – The following is a statement from Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson on Governor Walker’s announcement today that he will reject additional funding to strengthen BadgerCare.
“Governor Walker’s refusal to truly strengthen BadgerCare for Wisconsin’s working families is an attack on the growth of our middle class. Forcing working families to try and find healthcare in Governor Walker’s failing economy is not a middle path.  If Governor Walker cared about building a strong middle class and a healthy workforce, he would accept all available funding to strengthen BadgerCare and give 175,000 more working Wisconsinites access to economic stability through affordable healthcare.
“Governor Walker made the wrong decision for Wisconsin families. Had Governor Walker chosen another path, 175,000 more working Wisconsinites could have access to health care, reports show 10,500 new jobs could be created and Wisconsin could save $495 million over the next 10 years.”