I believe that healthcare is a right. There are still too many Wisconsinites without coverage, and many more who are covered but struggle to afford the care they need. We’re going to close these gaps and make sure that everyone in Wisconsin has the healthcare they need to live full and productive lives.
Expand Medicaid, which will expand healthcare to over 80,000 Wisconsinites. For too long, Governor Walker has refused to accept federal Medicaid dollars, which has prevented tens of thousands of low-income Wisconsinites from accessing health coverage. This is unconscionable, and as governor I will not stand for it. One of my first acts as governor will be to expand Medicaid to ensure coverage of an additional 80,000+ Wisconsinites.
Make BadgerCare a public option. There are still 300,000 Wisconsin residents without coverage. Making BadgerCare a public option will allow anybody who wants to purchase healthcare coverage to be able to through the state.
Support Women’s Health. I support a woman’s right to choose and make her own healthcare decisions. I would restore full funding to Planned Parenthood, a critical health care provider for women in Wisconsin.
Expand the SeniorCare program. Our seniors deserve the best care and access to services they can get. It’s time to make SeniorCare permanent.
Expand Family Care. Long-term care is a crucial component to ensure those around us in our communities have the services they need. Seniors and adults with disabilities need a long-term and stable approach to the best care available.
Lower the cost of prescription drugs. We need transparency laws to see the true costs of prescription medications to ensure Wisconsinites aren’t being taken advantage of by pharmaceutical companies, and work to lower costs for patients.
Fight the opioid crisis. The growing opioids crisis has led to far too many overdoses and deaths across Wisconsin. It’s time we take strong steps to combat it. We will give help to those who are already addicted and also give support to families and communities that have been ravaged by this crisis.