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PROTECT BADGERCARE EXPANSION
Governor Evers’ 2019-21 state budget proposal includes $1.6 billion in federal funding to expand Badger Care to cover childless adults, parents, and caretakers with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level (about $17,000 per year for a single person working full time). This expansion will enable an estimated 82,000 additional individuals to access affordable healthcare.
Expanding Badger Care will bring in new federal funds and save Wisconsin taxpayers $324.5 million. The budget proposes to reinvest these savings into new initiatives to improve healthcare access and quality for all residents, not just those enrolled in Medicaid. County-specific fact sheets show how your community will benefit from this funding.
However, the Republican leadership has just announced they will take BadgerCare expansion out of the budget. This move will take away funding for vital health care services, including mental health care, dental care, services for the disabled and the elderly.
Please take action and call your senator and assembly member and tell them you want to see expansion of Badger Care remain in the budget. Let’s not let politics play games with health care for the most vulnerable among us!
July 18 Bridging Borders
Presentation by Mary Pharmer on the work of Annunciation House in helping migrants at the border. Held at and co-sponsored by the Farley Center, 2299 Spring Rose Rd, Verona, Wisconsin 53593, 6:30 - 8:00.
August 19 Interfaith Blood Drive
Co-sponsored by Christ Presbyterian Church and the Lussier Community Education Center. Held at the Lussier Center, 55 S. Gammon Road, Madison, 1:00 to 6:00. Check back for registration information.
If you made minimum wage, you would have $77 to live on this week. Take the Challenge and see how different your life would be! Click to read more...
MOVING FROM CHARITY TO JUSTICE: A WORKSHOP IN FAITHFUL ADVOCACY!
To help us live out our commitment to faith-based social justice advocacy, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice presents Moving From Charity to Justice: A Workshop in Advocacy. Learn more here.
our third annual interfaith ramadan iftar a great success!
On May 11, over 300 Muslims, Jews, Christians, people of all faiths and of no faith, came together for a wonderful evening of amazing food, great conversation, prayer and learning. Photos can be seen on our Facebook page. More photos to come soon!
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