LETTER: Accepting federal health aid is first step to a better Wisconsin

To Ozaukee Press:

Many years ago, one of the things I learned in a first-aid class was the importance of prioritizing at the scene of the accident. We were taught how to address many life threatening problems in a logical and effective way. Breathing took precedence over other serious concerns.

Today in Wisconsin, we are faced with problems associated with health care, education and transportation. Once I met a neighbor who was coming out of a Walgreens in tears. She told me that she didn’t have enough money to pay for her child’s medicine.

Recent surveys indicate that health care is a priority for Wisconsinites. Many need assistance so that they can access health services and do not have to sacrifice food or heating in order to see physicians or purchase medications.

There is no question that healthcare is very expensive. We must use our limited tax dollars better. Just like the trained aider first on the scene of an accident, our governor and legislators must do first things first. Accept Wisconsin’s share of our federal tax dollars to expand Badger Care because this will allow us to provide health care for more of our citizens, while at the same time making limited resources available to address the challenges of education and our roads. First things first!

David J. Franks
Port Washington

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