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Society praises Gov. Walker’s action to ease health insurance transition

Release Date: November 14, 2013
Contact: Kendi Parvin - 608.442.3748 kendi.parvin@wismed.org

Statement by:
Martha Rolli, MD, Chair of the Board
Timothy McAvoy, MD, President
Rick Abrams, Chief Executive Officer

(November 14, 2014) “Today, Governor Walker took decisive action to ease the transition for current BadgerCare recipients and HIRSP policyholders into the Wisconsin Health Insurance Marketplace. We applaud the Governor for taking such a clear and compassionate transitional course. This interim step will help to achieve the overarching goal of the Governor’s Medicaid Reform initiative as well as the overarching goal of the Affordable Care Act: To reduce the number of Wisconsin residents (US citizens) without health insurance.

“We look forward to continuing our work with the Governor and with the Legislature to achieve this very important goal.”