Contact: Joe Zepecki
MILWAUKEE, WI – Protect Our Care released a new report today detailing the benefits of Medicaid expansion in communities across America. This report confirms what we already know: Wisconsin Republicans’ refusal to expand Medicaid is limiting Wisconsinites’ access to health care.
The report documents improved maternal health, reduced racial disparities in coverage, increased access to treatment for opioid use disorder, and advancements in disease-specific diagnosis and treatment in states that expanded Medicaid. While Medicaid expansion has allowed millions across the country to access quality, affordable health care, Wisconsinites are missing out on these benefits as state Republicans stall on Medicaid expansion.
Protect Our Care executive director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement about the report:
“It’s undeniable that Medicaid expansion has enabled more Americans to receive coverage and improved access to vital health care services in communities across the country. Republicans who continue to wage a war against Medicaid do so at their own political peril, and as the program continues to improve the lives of millions, the GOP’s relentless sabotage efforts place even more Americans at risk of losing coverage.”