Why Wisconsin Needs to Expand Medicaid Now to Help with COVID-19
One thing our state can do right now to protect families is to expand the Medicaid health insurance program so that more people have health coverage and can get care if they become sick without worrying about large medical bills afterward. Most states have already taken this step – it is time for Governor Evers and our state legislature to do the right thing and expand Medicaid.
Expanding Medicaid is an urgent need – it is one of the best tools our state has and
can use right now to protect people during the COVID-19 crisis.
Wisconsin and 13 other states are putting lives at risk across America by refusing to extend Medicaid coverage to millions who are poor and uninsured. This ensures that many Americans who become infected will go undiagnosed and untreated: people for whom going to the doctor portends financial calamity tend not to do so before their health circumstances become dire.