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Medigram: January 25, 2018

Top Story

CHIP funded for six years; Congressional action still needed on other priorities
There is good news regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). To end the three-day federal government shutdown, President Trump on Monday signed a three-week continuing resolution that includes a provision to fund CHIP for six years. Read more.

News Briefs

Gov. Walker unveils Health Care Stability Plan
In his State of the State address yesterday, Gov. Scott Walker laid out his 2018 agenda, which includes his “Health Care Stability Plan.” Read more.

Society shares expertise on State Legislature proposals
As the Wisconsin State Legislature races toward the end of its 2017-2018 biennium in the next two months, the Wisconsin Medical Society has been providing testimony and recommendations on various proposals in the legislative process. Read more.

Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse releases recommendations
Gov. Scott Walker issued two Executive Orders last week aimed at addressing the opioid crisis in Wisconsin. Read more.

Resolutions for 2018 House of Delegates due Feb. 1
Wisconsin Medical Society members are reminded that the deadline to submit resolutions for consideration by the House of Delegates (HOD) is 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1. Read more.