State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
People are concerned after headlines "Walker sending a letter to 90,000 people kicking them off BadgerCare,” and special interest groups attacking the legislature for turning away “money we are entitled too.”
Wisconsin has a balanced budget, Washington D.C. does not. As a state we use hard earned tax dollars and reliable numbers to provide Wisconsinites certainty in their tax liabilities and certainty in government programs, especially healthcare.
Under the state budget, state provided Medicaid is reserved for Wisconsin’s neediest, providing healthcare for residents at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty level. The state budget expands the number of people with health insurance, and lacking another economic downturn or disaster we are able to pay the bills.
The Obamacare Affordable Care Act (ACA) was sold as affordable healthcare for all. The state accepts that President Obama and his administration made the promise to the American people. President Obama needs to fulfill his promise, or tell the American people that he cannot fulfill the promise.
It is not time for state government to step in and put Obamacare on life support, try to make it work, and stick it to Wisconsin taxpayers to pay for it.
We already have President Obama breaking his promise to children and families for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
A September 23, 2013 USA Today article reveals the ACA requires employers provide affordable health insurance options to employees, and employees are required to pay up to 9.5 percent of the employee’s income for the supposed affordable care.
While employees will be able to obtain healthcare and pay up to 9.5 percent of the employee’s income for the healthcare, the healthcare does not include family members. The result is many families are ineligible for subsidies and face up to $15,700 in healthcare costs through the exchanges.
With the incredible ACA price tag and the incredible federal debt, will the federal government demand more tax dollars from the American people to fix the supposed ACA family error?