Weekly Democratic radio address:
National Health Center Week
MADISON, WI – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) offered the weekly Democratic radio address today.
The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:
A written transcript of the address is below:
“Hi, I’m State Senator Jennifer Shilling with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.
“Across Wisconsin, families know that access to quality health care can be a challenge. As costs increase and communities struggle with provider shortages, many Health Centers have stepped up to expand coverage and meet the needs of local residents.
“As we celebrate National Health Center Week and recognize the efforts of health care providers across our country, it’s important to look for ways Wisconsin can improve health care access. Rather than allowing powerful drug companies and insurance executives to write their own rules, Democrats are fighting to expand health care coverage, protect community health clinics and lower prescription costs for seniors.
“We’ve rolled out our plans to strengthen BadgerCare, combat prescription drug price gouging, and improve access to preventive health services like cancer screenings and annual checkups. As medical providers and Community Health Clinics do their part to serve local residents, it’s time for our state leaders to come together and prioritize patient-centered solutions that expand access to quality, affordable health coverage.
“While the stakes couldn’t be higher, I’m confident that Wisconsin can once again be a leader in health care.”