Wisconsin Hospitals Are Our Life Support

2020 was an immensely challenging year for Wisconsin’s health care industry and the professionals who devote their lives to providing health care to the members of their communities. Our health care workers were tested by an indiscriminate global pandemic that has claimed more than 6,000 lives and sickened nearly 600,000 people across the state.

Hospitals and health systems stepped up to fight a protracted surge of COVID-infected patients requiring complex care while also continuing to deliver babies, attend to accident victims and treat chronic disease—adopting extensive protocols to continue to serve patients 24/7.

Simply put, hospitals had our backs. Let’s have theirs.

Support Our Hospitals

An important way to show support for Wisconsin hospitals is to make sure they are adequately funded. Our state reimburses hospitals 27% less than the national average for Medicaid-covered services. WHA asks that the Wisconsin Legislature permanently reauthorize hospital reimbursement through the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program to avoid a $100 million cut to hospitals. 

Stay Informed

WHA’s Hospitals Education and Advocacy Team (HEAT) is a statewide network designed to facilitate grassroots involvement in health care policy. The HEAT program provides members with information, strategy and assistance to share their perspectives on legislative issues that impact hospitals and the communities they serve.

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