Democrats in the Wisconsin legislature say there’s strong public support for leaving the state’s SeniorCare program untouched.
Republicans have already backed away from a state budget proposal to force SeniorCare enrollees to get most of their medications through Medicare Part D, but Democrats are warning that changes are still possible to the popular prescription drug program. Those changes could include increasing premiums or cutting off new enrollments.
During a news conference at the Capitol Thursday, State Representative Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton) asserted that “saving SeniorCare means leaving SeniorCare alone.”
Jorgensen and other lawmakers delivered over 13,500 petition signatures to Republican leaders on Thursday that call on the Legislature to leave SeniorCare unchanged during the state budget process. Jorgensen said they are “ready to work across party lines” to save the program, and expressed hope that Republicans are willing to as well.
About 85,000 Wisconsin residents are currently enrolled in SeniorCare.