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Medigram: October 17, 2019

Top Story

Society testifies on persistent vegetative state at Assembly Committee on Health
On Wednesday, Wisconsin Medical Society President George Morris, MD, FAAN, testified in opposition to a bill that would alter the thresholds for determining whether a patient has a terminal condition or is in a persistent vegetative state (PVS). Read more.

News Briefs

Nominate a young physician, superhero of medicine or champion of veterans’ health
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is seeking nominations for the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award, the Superhero of Medicine Award and the Champion of Veterans’ Health Award which will be presented at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner on April 17, 2020 in Madison. Read more.

Your chance to own a Bohrod painting or other artwork
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a piece of medical art history—original oil paintings by artist Aaron Bohrod. Read more.

Governance modernization work continues
In the six months since the 2019 House of Delegates, the Society Board and staff have been working hard to thoughtfully plan for a shift to a more modern and engaging policymaking process. Read more.

Recommended by Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA

Canadians seem to love their single-payer health care system, but would it work in the United States? Authors of this study looked at whether the buying power of government-provided insurance could decrease health care costs in the US by reducing wages or pharmaceutical costs.

This article does not necessarily represent the Society’s policy, but is intended to encourage thoughtful discussion. Read the full Kellogg Insight article here.