Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

New record for public health care in America

Here are stunning details about public health care from the Wall Street Journal:


  • Government programs next year will account for more than half of all U.S. health-care spending. That is a first for the United States.
  • By 2020, according to the new projections, about one in five dollars spent in the U.S. will go to health care.
  • Medicaid enrollment will increase 5.6 percent this year.
  • Medicaid spending will increase 8.9 percent this year.
  • The number of people with private insurance is dropping.
  • The public portion of health care spending will increase even more because of aging baby boomers.  


Federal government health care is in doubt after Scott Brown’s victory in the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. The development is important because if government health care fails at the federal level, legislative Democrats in Madison are poised to resurrect their multi-billion dollar state government health care proposal.

Read more in the Wall Street Journal. 

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