I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
I am excited to share with you that my son Tyler will be attending his first rally with many of his friends from People First in support of Wisconsin Medicaid. This event is so important to my son, that he will be taking a half of day off school. He feels that his support for removing the Medicaid provision from the Budget Repair Bill will be a long term benefit for him and his freinds. As his parents, both my wife and I support Tyler's decision. Tyler and his friends made signs for the event at their People First meeting on Tuesday night.
The event is going to be held on Thursday February 24 at 10:00
Penfield Children's Center 833 N 26th St Milwaukee
This is a press event to support Wisconsin Medicaid and Raise the Voices of Working Families, Seniors, People with Disabilities and others with a stake in Wisconsin's Health.
The budget repair bill, even as amended by the Joint Finance Committee, threatens the future of Wisconsin's Medicaid programs that provide critical supports to more than 1.1 million people in the state. The bill gives sweeping authority to the Department of Health Services (DHS) to enact "emergency rules" that could significantly change the Medicaid programs and reduce BadgerCare eligibility for children, parents and uninsured adults; or reduce benefits in programs that serve elderly and persons with disabilities; and change co-pays and premiums without legislative oversight or any public input, which could have dire consequences for Wisconsin residents.
These significan changes to the administration of Wisconsin's Medicaid programs are in danger of being overshadowed by the proposal's other provisions which involve the rights of public employees. The public needs to be aware of the implications this bill will have for all those who rely on Medicaid; and the changes made today will have dire consequences for years to come that should not be underestimated.