May 18, 2012
Stephanie Smiley, 608-266-1683

Department of Health Services Seeks Input on SeniorCare

Program Renewal Process Calls For Public Input Opportunity; No Changes Are Proposed For The Program

MADISON-The Department of Health Services is seeking input from community partners, stakeholders and participants in the SeniorCare program on a draft request to renew the program.

"SeniorCare is successful and has substantial support in Wisconsin. We propose keeping the program in its current form," said Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Kitty Rhoades. "Once we take a look at all of the comments received, we'll draft the final request and ask the federal government to renew the program through 2015."

The Department has scheduled town hall meetings throughout the state to solicit feedback on the proposal. Individuals who are interested in speaking will have up to five minutes to share their comments at the forums. Those who would like to share their input and do not wish to speak are encouraged to submit their written feedback at the meeting or through the Department's online form at

Testimony may be presented through a telephone conference line for the Stevens Point and Waukesha hearings. After calling the conference line at (877) 402-9757, please enter the access code 5906120.

Nearly 87,000 Wisconsin seniors receive prescription drug benefits through SeniorCare. The Department plans to submit its final waiver request to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the end of August.

Stevens Point

Thursday, June 28, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Portage County Annex
1462 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, WI


Friday, June 29, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
State Office Building
141 NW Barstow, Room 151
Waukesha, WI


Friday, July 13, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
St. Croix County Government Center
1101 Carmichael Road, County Board Room
Hudson, WI

* People needing special accommodations to attend or participate in the meeting should notify the Department of Health Services at 608-266-9622 (TTY 888-701-1250) by the day prior to the event.