Cate: I’m backing Andy Gronik for Governor because he’ll fight for healthcare

By Cate

Family has always been important to me. My dad and I run a business together, and while things have been slow, we take care of each other and our employees.

I work hard to look after my wife and our six kids. One day, my wife had an aneurysm and had to be rushed to the hospital. She’s okay and doing well, but the bills from doctor’s visits and specialists piled up fast.

That’s why I’m so thankful for BadgerCare — while I work to help our business grow, I don’t have to worry about the health and safety of my wife or my kids. No thanks to Governor Walker.

Walker rejected federal expansion for Medicaid in Wisconsin — a program that would have cost our state next to nothing, and in return, over 200,000 people would have gained insurance. We’re fortunate to be covered by BadgerCare, but I know that around the state, there are families just like mine who weren’t so lucky.

We need a governor who will do what’s best for all Wisconsinites. On the first day of his campaign, Andy Gronik said he would accept federal Medicaid expansion, and help more Wisconsinites get insurance.

Andy asked me to share my story in his recent campaign video — please take a moment to watch and share it.

Andy knows how tough it can be to deal with health insurance. He has Crohn’s disease, and knows what an important step it was for pre-existing conditions to be covered under the Affordable Care Act. Andy and his family have a plan they purchased on the federal exchange, just like so many others in Wisconsin.

Scott Walker won’t stand up for people like Andy and me, or other working families around the state. Since becoming governor, Walker’s kicked thousands of people off of BadgerCare, and now he wants to put more restrictions on who can access these crucial services.

We need a governor who understands that healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and who puts the people of Wisconsin first.

Take a moment to watch the video and share your story with the campaign.

Thank you.