The cow logo is because of our longstanding campaign even prior to health reform. We added the “Don’t let them take it away” to imply that there are benefits even now that you would lose if the law was gone, even before the big parts are here.
We recommend just reading this slide verbatim and moving on, don’t spend as much time here
BadgerCare is a good program, it is an expanded basic medicaid program. But there are different eligibility levels based on if you are (1) a child, (2) pregnant, (3) parents, or (4) child-less. Because of which there is a waiting list of about 157,000 people The ACA would have ended the waiting list. But when the Supreme Court gave states the ability to reject the funds, Walker did.
Just read this through
Open enrollment is there to encourage people to sign up sooner than later. Don’t want people buying insurance after they need it! But special circumstances allow you to go back again even after open enrollment ends. Things like losing insurance, being laid off, getting married, having a child etc.
Just mention the first 2 lines
Read this story through. Remind people that she is a business owner. Small groups can be charged more based on the health, age and gender of their employees. Because of her cancer so couldn’t afford a policy for not just her, but her 6 employees either,
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Winning the BadgerCare Fight
Making health care more secure and
returning control to consumers
We must never go back!
Affordable Care Act
Low income individuals had to
go without guaranteed access
to affordable health coverage
BadgerCare for low income
• The Affordable Care Act gives billions in federal dollars
to WI to fill in the holes in BadgerCare.
• HOWEVER: The Supreme Court gave states the ability
to reject this additional federal money.
• Governor Walker rejected the federal funds.
• Walker’s approach costs Wisconsin $149 million more
in the current state budget and forces 77,000 off
• The good news is that because of the Affordable Care
Act people forced off of BadgerCare will have access to
the new health insurance marketplaces.
• The bad news is that it will be hard for very low income
people to afford because the law assumed that this
group would end up on BadgerCare.
• The additional good news is that Wisconsin can take
the enhanced BadgerCare money at any time.
• This will happen, the only question is how long people
have to go without health coverage.
Dates to Know
March 15th is the deadline to sign up for private
coverage or BadgerCare for it to start April 1st
March 31st - ~83,000, mostly parents, will be kicked
off of BadgerCare. They will have 60 days to access
private coverage on Healthcare.gov
After April 1st anyone who qualifies for BadgerCare
under the poverty line can access it
Before You Assume This is
A Partisan Issue…
Conservative Governors of the following states who support
accepting federal funds
Groups that Have Called for
Government groups such as Wisconsin Counties Association
Membership groups like AARP
Advocacy groups such as Disability Rights Wisconsin
Religious organizations like Wisconsin Catholic Conference
Medical Systems led by Wisconsin Hospital Association
Health Professions, especially Wisconsin Medical Society
And over 250 more!
Work to make this issue a priority in the November election.
It is already popular (Over 57% support across party lines), and well
covered. Newer polling supports this.
It is already seen as a Yes/No question: “Will you support taking the money?”
It’s local: Promote the financial and human impact on each county.
If the pressure mounts, the state could take the money before the
election, which is a victory for those who need the health coverage!
What You Can Do
Help us get the word out by sharing the petition, organizing events, etc. We
can track who you recruit and have a local group form to promote
BadgerCare. We can help you grow your group or start a new one.
Help us reach out to organizations to encourage them to endorse accepting
the federal funds for BadgerCare
Explain that people are able to newly access BC, but people are also about to
be kicked off at the end of March
Prepare an action/event for the following dates…
Leading up to March 15 (Deadline to sign up for BC to start April 1)
March 31st/April1st – when thousands will be kicked off
Ideas for Action
Reach out to county supervisors in your area if they haven’t passed a
resolution. See who might be interested.
Email me to schedule a local conference call to update your friends and
figure out a local strategy together
Share our petition and more, we’ll help connect you to people close by
who want to work on this.
Email me to organize a local event in your area to educate people about
this issue and remind them to enroll in health coverage while they still
Join our Social Media Team – agree to share on Facebook/Twitter the
most important new updates as they happen.
• Kevin Kane
Citizen Action of Wisconsin
414 550 8280 (cell)
Kaiser Family Foundation – www.kff.org
Would have had BadgerCare
Family of 4…$31,322
Will Have BadgerCare
Will have ACA Tax Credits
Must buy more
Family of 4.. $23,550……..……..$31,322
Will have ACA Tax Credits
“I own a small café. Over 20 years ago I
beat cancer, but ever since then no
insurance company would sell me a policy
because my cancer is a preexisting
condition. While being a cancer survivor
no longer bars me from private coverage,
it has left eligible for BadgerCare, and I’ve
been denied from accessing it until April”
--Remy, Pepin, Wisconsin