Contact: Greta Neubauer, 608-237-9166

Prioritize programs providing support for healthy women, pregnancies, and children

MADISON – Governor Tony Evers’ People’s Budget provides an ambitious but achievable roadmap toward healthier women, pregnancies, and babies in Wisconsin, starting with access to affordable healthcare and evidence-based preventative care programs.

“Studies show that the most effective way to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children is to increase access to affordable care, increase access to birth control, and support evidence-based preventative care programs.” Neubauer said. “When we empower women to make their own healthcare decisions, we find stronger, healthier, and more stable families.”

Neubauer continued, “We have a plan that checks all those boxes. Governor Evers’ proposed Medicaid expansion makes healthcare more affordable and accessible for everyone. It invests in programs like Healthy Women, Healthy Babies, which supports women through pregnancy and their baby’s first year. And it saves hundreds of millions in taxpayer money.

“It’s time to prioritize programs that support healthy women, healthy pregnancies, and healthy families. It’s time to pass the People’s Budget.”

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