CONTACT: Beth Kaplan, (608) 266-1683
Department of Health Services to
Town Hall Meeting in Milwaukee
MADISONDepartment of Health Services Secretary Dennis Smith and
Deputy Secretary Kitty Rhoades will hold a Town Hall meeting in Milwaukee next week, on Thursday April 14th, to collect ideas from
consumers, community partners, and providers on efficiencies and
cost-savings related to the state's Medical Assistance programs.
"Despite a historic 23% increase to the Department's budget,
Wisconsin's Medicaid program still faces a serious fiscal challenge over
the next two years as we identify over $500 million in cost savings. To
meet our goals, and balance the Medicaid budget, we have to find ways to
be more efficient and cut costs," said Secretary Smith.
"Whether you are in BadgerCare, Family Care or SeniorCare, you are
on the front lines. You understand these programs because you rely on
them," said Deputy Secretary Rhoades. "We want to hear from
recipients because not only do they have the most at stake, they have the
best input on where the inefficiencies lie."
For those unable to attend the town hall meeting in person, DHS is
accepting comments online at: http://bit.ly/dInAXp.
Zoofari Conference Center
9715 W. Blue Mound Road
(The Zoofari Conference Center is outside of the zoo entrance,
directly on Blue Mound Road)
Thursday April 14, 2011
1:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
***Media availability at 12:30 p.m.***
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Last Revised: April 21, 2011