As Congress and the President move toward repealing and replacing the ACA, WHA Board Chair Cathy Jacobson, president/CEO, Froedtert Health, has appointed a special WHA Board Subcommittee on Health Care Reform. The Subcommittee will assist WHA in staying well informed and responsive to developments in both Washington and Madison.
In appointing the Subcommittee, Jacobson recognized that several Wisconsin federal and state elected leaders will play a key role in developing the details of an ACA replacement plan.
“WHA has been a leader for our industry, and this Subcommittee will help us navigate the path forward in working with our elected officials on behalf of our organizations, communities and patients,” she said.
The new Subcommittee will be chaired by Immediate Past WHA Board Chair Mike Wallace, president/CEO of Fort HealthCare. The group will be comprised of WHA Board members from across the state. The Subcommittee will meet periodically as circumstances dictate while health care reform unfolds at both the state and federal level, providing input and guidance to the WHA staff and Board as needed on policy developments and advocacy related to ACA replacement, Medicaid funding/block grants and associated implications for Wisconsin and WHA members.
“We remain in a dynamic and uncertain time in health care, and it is important that the WHA team have all the tools necessary to engage and be impactful,” said Eric Borgerding, WHA president/CEO. “This new Subcommittee will help in that effort.”