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1,000 Hospital Supporters Attend WHA Advocacy Day;
600 Meet with Legislators

"You are a powerful voice for your community hospital and patients" 

It was an impressive gathering as more than 1,000 hospital supporters converged upon Madison April 19 to attend the WHA Advocacy Day 2017 event at Monona Terrace for a morning of education and networking. And, for the first time in the history of WHA’s Advocacy Day, every available meeting room in the state capitol was booked as more than 600 hospital supporters flocked to the capitol in the afternoon to meet with their local legislators.

In his welcome, WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding was clearly impressed with the sea of supporters he saw before him.

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WHA, Members in DC to Discuss AHCA
 Meet with U.S. Senators Johnson, Baldwin

The Wisconsin Hospital Association along with hospital and health system leaders were in Washington, DC May 9 and met with both of Wisconsin’s U.S. Senators. The focus of discussion was the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the need to make key improvements in the Senate to protect Wisconsin’s coverage gains. 

“With recent House action on the AHCA, we now look to the Senate to correct the inadequacies of the House-passed bill,” said WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding.  (Read more...)

Panel Ponders Medicaid Waivers, AHCA, Funding Impacts to Providers, Patients

Borgerding: “We have to be smart about how Medicaid premiums are collected, levied”

As Congress debated the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in Washington, several health care leaders participated in a panel discussion in Madison May 4 sponsored by WisPolitics on the impact the AHCA and Wisconsin’s Medicaid waiver request would have on hospitals and patients here.

WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding was joined by John Russell, president/CEO, Columbus Community Hospital; Jon Peacock, research director, Wisconsin Council on Children and Families; and, Wisconsin Medicaid Director Michael Heifetz. WisPolitics President Jeff Mayers moderated the discussion. (Read more...)

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Fast Facts
By the Numbers:

General med-surg hospitals:  129
Critical access hospitals:58
LT acute care hospitals: 6
Psychiatric hospitals: 10
Inpatient days (2014): 2,600,153
Outpatient days (2014): 18,211,447

 Wisconsin hospitals employ more than 100,000 people and generate nearly
$30 billion in economic activity.

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This Week's Priorities

Medicaid: On May 19, WHA submitted comments to DHS on its draft amendment to the states's Medicaid childless adult demonstration project. (Read more)

AHCA: WHA staff, along with members, were in Washington D.C May 9 to meet with Wisconsin's senators. (Read more)

Physicians: The WHA Physician Leaders Council met and discussed a range of topics impacting physicians... (Read more)

 

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