Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Public Hearings on Proposed Cuts to Medicaid
Monday, November 7th 4pm-6pm Green Bay
Friday, November 11th 4pm-6pm Eau Claire
Monday, November 14th 4pm-6pm Wausau
Friday, November 18th 4pm-6pm Oshkosh

November 1, 2011

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Another Chance to Be Heard!

While the Department of Health Services only scheduled two town hall meetings in Madison and Milwaukee, Democratic legislators are scheduling additional opportunities for you to be heard. 

Democratic legislators are hosting public hearings to discuss the Medicaid efficiencies and cost-savings initiatives recently released by the Department.

Green Bay: Monday, November 7th 4pm-6pm
Central Library Auditorium
515 Pine Street Green Bay, WI

Eau Claire: Friday, November 11th 4pm-6pm
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Business Education Center Room 30A
620 West Clairmont Avenue Eau Claire, WI

Wausau: Monday, November 14th 4pm-6pm
Location TBD

Oshkosh: Friday, November 18th 4pm-6pm
Location TBD

To understand what is at stake for our Medicaid and BadgerCare programs, refer to this fact sheet or Link here for a preliminary assessment of the likely consequences of the proposed changes relating to BadgerCare Plus, with regard to the "maintenance of effort" waiver portion of the DHS proposals and the benchmark plan.

if you have any questions regarding this hearing please email or call Sara at: sara.finger@wiawh.org or (608) 251-0139 x1.

Thank you!
Thank you for supporting BadgerCare and Medicaid.  Be sure to forward this email to others letting them know that MEDICAID MATTERS!  For more information and to join the Save BadgerCare Coalition, visit: www.savebadgercare.org.

Looking for another way to stand up for BadgerCare? Participate in our Save BadgerCare Coalition Photo Petition Drive!
  1. Take a picture showing that you want to Save BadgerCare. You can print and use one of our signs (see attached), or you can get creative and make your own that explains why BadgerCare is important to you.
  2. Email your photo as an attachment to savebadgercare@gmail.com. Make sure you include your name, city and zip code.
  3. We'll post your photo on our site and use it to show our elected leaders that their constituents support and want to protect BadgerCare and Medicaid when policy decisions are made in the next month.
  4. Forward along to friends, family, colleagues and neighbors.  We're aiming to collect at least 500 images by the end of October! 

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