May 3, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:30pm

Viewpoint Luncheon: ACA and Medicaid Reform - Implications for Patients, Providers, and Payers in Metro Milwaukee

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 such changes could have enormous policy and fiscal implications for Metro Milwaukee residents and governments. For example, would "block granting" federal Medicaid dollars to states help or harm Wisconsin's Medicaid program and budget? Will low-income citizens in our region have an easier or more difficult time accessing coverage and care under various reform proposals, 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, Commissioner, City of Milwaukee Health Department Catherine Jacobson, CEO, Froedtert Health & Chair, Wisconsin Hospital Association Board Mark Rakowski, Vice President, Children's Community Health Plan Dr. Julie Schuller, President and CEO, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Moderated by Forum President Rob Henken
June 20, 2017 - 7:30am to 9:00am

25th Annual Salute to Local Government

  Tuesday, June 20, 2017  7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Doors open at 7:00 a.m.  ​Buffet starts at 7:15 a.m. Pfister Hotel Join the Public Policy Forum for our 24th annual Salute to Local Government, where we will recognize local governments and school districts for innovation, partnership and cooperation, as well as individuals in government and school districts for excellence and lifetime achievement.