Business and Health Care Organizations Join WHA in Letter to Sen. Johnson

June 23, 2017

Fourteen business and health organizations including the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce joined WHA in sending a letter earlier this month asking U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to “stand up for Wisconsin” and “fight for fairness for Wisconsin” in the debate to repeal and replace Obamacare. Prior to the Senate releasing their legislation on June 22, Borgerding said in an interview with Rich Kirchen, a reporter with the the Milwaukee Business Journal, that “It’s so important that Senator Johnson is listening — he’s hearing these concerns.”

The Milwaukee Business Journal based their reporting off a column written by Borgerding and published in the June 16 edition of WHA’s newsletter, The Valued Voice. In his column, Borgerding points out that one of Obamacare’s most glaring flaws is that it creates winners and losers among the states based upon an arbitrary definition of “expansion.” 

“That is redistribution, and no state has felt the impact harder than Wisconsin,” according to Borgerding. 

This story originally appeared in the June 23, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter