600 Citizen Lobbyists Tell Their Legislators to Support Hospitals

April 21, 2017

It was an impressive sight to behold as more than 600 hospital supporters from all parts of the state boarded buses or walked down Martin Luther King Boulevard toward the State Capitol to meet with their local legislator. Their message was unified and clear: Support good public policy that supports our state’s hospitals. Many had personal stories to share with their legislator. Stories like the 12-year-old boy who travelled to Madison to attend Advocacy Day with his mom to speak with his legislator and advocate in favor of important health care issues.

"High-quality, high-value and accessible health care is a hallmark of Wisconsin. Our ability to sustain our progress and achieve new standards of excellence are dependent upon sound public policy that supports innovation and brings some stability to what has been a highly uncertain reimbursement and regulatory environment," according to WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding. "We appreciate the individuals who support WHA’s grassroots network across the state that mobilizes to tell not just Madison, but also our representatives in Washington, the impact their decisions will have on local health care providers, and most importantly, on the patients they serve."

This story originally appeared in the April 21, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter