April 2, 2015
Vinehout: Wisconsinites Speak Out to Save SeniorCare
“The people of Wisconsin told us in no uncertain terms, Save SeniorCare!” said State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma). “People all over the state are calling on the legislature to preserve SeniorCare just as it is with no fee increase or limitations on enrollment.”
Vinehout joined several of her legislative colleagues at a press conference announcing that thousands of Wisconsinites are united in opposing the governor’s proposed changes to SeniorCare.
Governor Walker slipped a provision into the state budget bill that cuts SeniorCare funding by $15 million and requires all SeniorCare participants to sign up for Medicare Part D.
“SeniorCare is a cost effective Wisconsin invention that helps seniors of modest income afford prescription drug coverage,” Vinehout noted. “Swapping out SeniorCare for expensive, confusing Medicare Part D makes no sense.”
“The office of the people of the 31st Senate District turned in over 1,000 signatures on petitions to Save SeniorCare,” said Vinehout. “Thank you to everyone who circulated and signed the petitions. Your citizen advocacy makes a real difference.”
Over 13,500 signatures were delivered to the offices of the governor, legislative leaders and the co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee.