Bill led an effort last year to amend the state’s new budget by creating a regional consortium for assistance programs, including BadgerCare. This solution retains experienced county staff and reduces costs.
Most importantly, it retains seniors’ ability to see a real person for assistance.
Bill knows BadgerCare must be protected for our most vulnerable neighbors and those hit hard by tough times.
He also knows simple reforms can gradually ease people off assistance as they improve their income, rather than today’s system that traps people below a sudden cutoff point.
Bill opposes health insurance mandates and understands real reform lowers costs and improves efficiency. He believes smart reforms like the regional consortium and the free market are the best ways to make healthcare affordable and portable for everyone.
He also opposes the bed tax, an onerous burden on nursing homes, and believes government shouldn’t compete against private not-for-profit nursing homes and assisted living centers unless there is a clear need.