There’s an effort underway, to rally Wisconsin seniors in support of keeping a popular program as it is. Language in Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget would have SeniorCare enrollees getting medications through Medicare Part-D, and use SeniorCare to get medicines that Part-D doesn’t cover.
“We like the SeniorCare program just as it is,” said Helen Marks Dicks of AARP Wisconsin. “There are 85,000 people in the state who chose it over Part-D every year when they make their annual choice, so we want to keep it just as it is.”
Marks Dicks said AARP is gearing up to let legislators know they want the program left alone. “They’re going to get lots of calls and letters from all over the state, both from seniors and their families, about how good this program is.” Governor Walker attempted similar changes for years ago, but that was pushed back through a petition effort.