Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups: Good news for SeniorCare

On behalf of the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups and CWAG’s Wisconsin Aging Network – we would like to thank everyone for all their hard work, dedication and bi-partisan support to save SeniorCare.

Yesterday, Nino Amato, CWAG President and John Hendrick, CWAG Governmental Affairs Director participated in a morning Press Conference with Representative Andy Jorgensen and later that afternoon met with Republican State Senator, Alberta Darling who is co-chair of the Legislative Joint Finance Committee. She expressed her support, along with several other committee members to keep SeniorCare the way it is.

The outcome of yesterdays meetings were in the headlines today in the WI State Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

No cuts to SeniorCare funding, GOP lawmakers say – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Assembly speaker says SeniorCare won’t be cut – WI State Journal

Given CWAG’s bi-partisan discussions and todays front page news announcements, we are cautiously optimistic that a majority of the Joint Finance Committee members will vote in favor of saving SeniorCare and keeping the program as is. A vote by the Joint Finance Committee is expected within the next several weeks. In the meantime, let’s keep the momentum going and be politically vigilant – so please continue collecting signatures for the Save SeniorCare petitions and continue contacting your state legislators in support of SeniorCare.