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2015 Advocacy Day

WHA Shares Transparency Message with More than 2,000 Employers
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As employers consider their various options for providing health insurance to their employees, they are also interested in sharing information that will help their workers become better informed health care consumers. (Read more)

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President's Column

U.S. Supreme Court Could Thwart WI’s Hybrid Approach to Coverage Expansion

By Eric Borgerding, WHA President

Eric BorgerdingIn less than two months, the U.S. Supreme Court will again hear arguments on a key element of Obamacare. The case is King v. Burwell. The question is whether federal subsidies to assist some with purchasing health insurance are available in a federally-run exchange. The ruling, expected in June, could immediately redefine state and federal health care politics. That’s because 27 states, including Wisconsin, chose to allow the federal government to run its exchange. (Read more...)

WHA Praises Governor for Including Medicaid Disproportionate Share Program in State Budget

MADISON (January 28, 2015) ---- The Wisconsin Hospital Association praised Gov. Scott Walker for including the reauthorization of the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program in the budget he will submit to the state Legislature. The Governor proposes to fund the program at its full amount ($30 million GPR) for the 2015-2017 biennium.


Wisconsin Hospitals are Committed to Quality and Transparency

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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 (2013): 2,720,902
Outpatient days (2013): 16,695,548

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



This Week's Priorities

Medicaid DSH: WHA praised the Governor for including the reauthorization of DSH in the budget he will submit to the Legislature. (Read more)

ICD-10: The ICD-10 testing experience of a Wisconsin health system was featured during the weekly national broadcast of Talk Ten Tuesday.(Read more)

Advocacy Day: The numbers don't lie.. (Read more)


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