WHA’s Hospitals Education & Advocacy Team (HEAT) held a roundtable event with Sen. André Jacque (R-De Pere) in Green Bay on Friday, March 15. Hospital advocates from Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Bellin Hospital, HSHS-Eastern WI Division, and Holy Family Memorial-Manitowoc participated in the meeting. Members discussed health care items in Governor Evers’ budget proposal, particularly focusing on Medicaid reimbursement, Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) funding, the Rural Critical Care Supplement, and funding for behavioral health, dental care, and telemedicine services.
Jacque represents the 1st Senate District, covering Door and Kewaunee counties, as well as parts of Brown, Manitowoc, Calumet, and Outagamie counties, extending to Appleton.
HEAT roundtables are held around the state, connecting hospital advocates with legislators in their local district. They provide the opportunity to candidly discuss the important issues impacting Wisconsin hospitals and the communities they serve. To participate in a HEAT roundtable in your area or host a meeting with legislators at your hospital, contact Kari Hofer
, WHA Vice President of Advocacy.