Democrats are continuing to pressure Republican legislators to save SeniorCare and block Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $15 million cut to the popular prescription drug program. Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse), a longtime supporter of the SeniorCare program, is urging concerned citizens to sign an online petition at SaveSeniorCare.com
“For years, we’ve been able to find bipartisan support for this vital and cost-saving prescription drug program,” Shilling said. “Now that Gov. Walker is again proposing to limit access and make deep cuts, it’s important that Wisconsin residents share their concerns at SaveSeniorCare.com and help protect access to affordable prescription medications.”
Shilling noted that a similar petition drive in 2011 collected thousands of signatures and helped to successfully block Walker’s proposed cuts. She is hoping to replicate that effort and help educate the public about the positive impact of the SeniorCare program.
SeniorCare provides reliable access to affordable prescription medication for approximately 85,000 Wisconsin residents aged 65 or older. Unlike Medicare Part D, SeniorCare has a simple enrollment process, a low enrollment fee, income-based deductibles and co-payments of just $5 for generic medications.
In addition to the online petition, Shilling will collect signatures in her district office at 205 5th Ave. S. Suite 312 in La Crosse.