Human Services Advocacy Information


Recently Released: 7/30/2014 from the Desk of Elizabeth Skulan, Bayfield County Department of Human Services Director 

At the last County Board meeting,the Bayfield County Board voted on and passed two Human Services referendums.  One was to ask the Governor/Legislature to reconsider their refusal to accept federal revenues to allow individuals and families between 100% and 133% of the federal poverty level access to Wisconsin BadgerCare.  The second was to include an advisory referendum on the November ballot that allows the public to weigh in on the same issue.

The referendum will state:

“Shall the Governor/State Legislature accept federal funding for the expansion of BadgerCare in Wisconsin?”

With the following explanation language:“This is an advisory referendum only.

A “yes”: vote indicates that you support action by the Governor/State Legislature to accept federal funding for the expansion of Medicaid/BadgerCare in Wisconsin to cover persons and families with low income who are not currently eligible for BadgerCare.  The Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimates that this would provide access to BadgerCare to 84,700 Wisconsin residents.

A “no” vote indicates that you do not support accepting additional federal funding for the expansion of Medicaid/BadgerCare in Wisconsin.”