Nov 1, 2013
Scott Walker's Sabotage of Healthcare in Wisconsin
You would think intentionally obstructing healthcare for families would be some sort of a crime.
It's not, it's Scott Walker's policy, and it is the position of the Republican Party.
Robert Kraig and Kevin Kane of Wisconsin Citizen Action have the scoop on the results of Scott Walker blocking healthcare, a report that has received far too little publicity.
Walker has blocked information about healthcare rates; blocked $100s millions in Medicaid with the assurance that most Wisconsin media will go along with the Walker charade that he just cares so much about the Wisconsin people that he needs to block their families' access to healthcare.
Walker and his family have been living on tax-payer-financed healthcare since Walker was 24-years-old and hungry for a public position. Walker moved to the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa so he could run for an open GOP-leaning district in 1993. That's 20 years of tax-payer-supported healthcare for Scott Walker.
Shouldn't Governor Walker and his family abide by the same rules for healthcare that he is proposing for everyone else? Shouldn't all public officials?
Now, Walker spends his time raising money from fat-cats and living on the public dime, while ranting against and blocking anything providing for the common good of the Wisconsin people -- like easy access to healthcare for other peoples' families. Walker says God tells him what to do.
Consumer activists and the Obama administration remain busy trying to put out information, such as Helping Consumers Understand their Coverage Options, from Coast to Coast.
For those looking for specific rate information who live in states such as Wisconsin with a healthcare-hostile governor, where do you go now?
You can try your local county healthcare site, until the federal web site is more reliable.
You have to wait for the national site to function because private contractors built the HealthCare.gov site, as healthcare industry whistleblower Wendall Potter points out.
I would have liked to have single payer healthcare for everyone, but that is too much to ask in this dysfunctional Congress.
Scott Walker meanwhile is raising even more money; still living on publicly-funded healthcare for his family, and now a John Doe probe is looking into how Walker and his party raised all that money in the 2012 Recall election.