The Arc Wisconsin and People with Disabilities in Wisconsin Express Relief after Failed Healthcare Vote

Madison, WI – Wisconsin residents with disabilities and their families are breathing a sigh of relief this morning following the late-night U.S. Senate vote that defeated a healthcare reform bill that had included drastic changes and cuts to Medicaid. More than 1 million Wisconsin residents depend on Medicaid for their health insurance and funding for […]

Legislators Attend Informational Session on Medicaid

On June 28 The Arc Wisconsin along with other disability and aging organizations coordinated an informational session on Medicaid and the healthcare bills being discussed in Washington, DC that would cap Medicaid funding to states. Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee Chair Representative Tom Weatherston-R and ranking member Representative Beth Meyers-D served as event sponsors. […]

Oshkosh Area Residents Learn about Cuts to Medicaid Proposed by Congress

On June 22 residents from Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Appleton, Green Bay and the surrounding area gathered for The Arc Wisconsin’s Community Conversation about Medicaid and how proposed cuts could impact their communities.   On Thursday the U.S. Senate released their version of a bill to reform the Affordable Care Act, including a 25% cut […]

Medicaid Programs are at Risk in Wisconsin – Learn Why

Congress is debating the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which will significantly reduce Medicaid funding in Wisconsin. Specifically, the AHCA would lock Wisconsin into its past Medicaid spending amounts without adequate increases. This is very different than how Medicaid works now.   While some states may be able to deal with proposed federal funding reductions […]

Lisa Pugh WISN-TV UpFront Interview – May 28

The Arc Wisconsin’s Executive Director, Lisa Pugh, was interviewed on WISN-TV’s UpFront with Mike Gousha on May 28. They discuss President Trump’s budget and proposals to sharply cut Medicaid and other supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Watch here:  

Protecting Medicaid in WI: What you Can Do Now – May 31 Webinar

The vote on the American Health Care Act has now moved to the U.S. Senate. The bill would cut Medicaid by $834 billion. This impacts Medicaid funded supports in Wisconsin like Family Care, IRIS, personal care, Katie Beckett, Badgercare, mental health services, autism services, school therapies and more. This May 31 on-line training provided ideas for […]

Latest Updates on Medicaid from DC: Next Steps in Your Advocacy

On Tuesday, April 25 The Arc Wisconsin hosted an on-line conversation with The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations and the Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition to update Wisconsin residents on the latest threats to Medicaid. This training featured the latest information direct from The Arc US lobbyists who have been spending time on Capitol Hill. […]