Friday, October 21, 2011

La Crosse Area Legislators to Hold
Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Cuts
Opportunity to hear from constituents regarding Governor Walker’s plans to reduce health care benefits


WAUSAU – Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D – Wausau) announced today that she will host a budget hearing along with other legislators from the LaCrosse Area. 

This hearing is part of a series of events being hosted by Democrats statewide in response to the Department of Health’s plan to make $554 million in cuts to the state’s health care programs for eligible seniors, children, families and people with disabilities.  Governor Walker and legislative republicans gave $2.3 billion in tax breaks to large corporations and special interests in the state budget, and now they are looking to make up the money by taking it out on people whose needs are even greater doing these difficult economic times.

DHS held hearings in Madison and Milwaukee, but it is important to hear from people in all corners of the state.  This proposal will have significant impact on the affordability of health care and critical health services available to tens of thousands of Wisconsin residents. 

A brief presentation on the proposed cuts will start of the hearing, and then the public is encouraged to share their personal stories and opinions.

WHAT:                       Public Hearing on Medicaid Cuts

WHO (invited):           Sen. Jennifer Shilling
                                    Rep. Chris Danou
                                    Rep. Lee Nerison

WHEN:                       Friday, October 21st
                                    4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:                     UW – La Crosse (1725 State Street)
                                    Cartwright Center, Room 337

This event is open to the public and the press.  If you would like more information about this event, please contact Sen. Shilling’s office.

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