While the precise fate of the Affordable Care Act and efforts to "repeal and replace it" remain uncertain, what is certain is that major health insurance and Medicaid changes will continue to be debated in Washington and that substantive modifications ultimately will occur. For Metro Milwaukee residents and governments, enormous policy and fiscal implications loom. For example, is the outcome of that debate likely to help or harm the State of Wisconsin's Medicaid program and budget? Will low-income citizens in our region have an easier or more difficult time accessing coverage and care, and what are the stakes for local providers and insurers?
Join the Public Policy Forum at a Viewpoint Luncheon that will explore the potential implications of national health care reform on local citizens and stakeholders.
We'll begin with remarks from Linda Seemeyer, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Then, we'll hear from a panel of local health care leaders:
Bevan Baker, City of Milwaukee Commissioner of Health
Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO, Froedtert Health
Dr. Julie Schuller, President and CEO, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
Moderated by Forum President Rob Henken