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Russ Feingold meets with Society, state health care leaders

Sen. Russ Feingold makes opening remarks during a health care forum hosted today by the Society.The Wisconsin Medical Society hosted a health care forum with former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold and about 40 health care leaders from across the state at Society headquarters today (Thursday).

Sen. Feingold, who served three terms in the U.S. Senate from 1993 to 2011 and is running for Senate in this year’s general election, praised those present for their commitment to patients and health care in Wisconsin and, following his opening remarks, focused primarily on learning more about the issues important to physicians and other health care professionals and organizations. Topics discussed during the question-and-answer period included the opioid addiction crisis, physician satisfaction and burnout, graduate medical education funding, prescription costs, Medicaid, implementation of the Medicare and CHIP Authorization Act, team-based care and more.

Following his U.S. Senate terms, Sen. Feingold taught at Marquette and Lawrence universities in Wisconsin and Stanford University in California. In addition, he served as United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the State Department. He also authored While America Sleeps, A Wake Up Call For the Post 9/11 Era in 2012.

Today’s visit by Sen. Feingold to the Society was not a campaign or fundraising function.

Incumbent Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, met with the Society and other state leaders in a similar health care forum last year. Click here to read this July 9, 2015, Medigram article about Sen. Johnson’s visit.

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