Wisconsin voters are showing strong support for health care reform.
Across Wisconsin, several communities on Tuesday approved advisory referenda calling for health care reform. Of those measures, the lowest margin of victory was only 66-percent, while the highest was 88-percent. The measures were on ballots in 22 counties and cities across the state.
Robert Kraig with Citizen Action of Wisconsin says the ballot measures called on lawmakers to guarantee affordable health care, that's comparable to their coverage, by the end of 2009. The advisory measure gives them room to determine the specifics of such a plan.
Kraig says the landslide of support for the referenda shows people are fed up with the current system. Combined, those measures gathered over 411,000 "yes" votes.
With a Democratic Governor and Legislature, some may be expecting quick action on health care reform. However, Kraig says the first move may come on the national level. President-elect Barack Obama spoke a great deal about reforming the system, and Kraig says such action could delay action in the Legislature.