Wisconsin's population is aging and healthcare care costs for the elderly and those needing long-term care are growing along with it. Gov. Walker's budget increases Medicaid reimbursement for nursing homes and provides more money for direct care workers. Is it enough to address workforce shortages? And what's next for Family Care? After puling back its plans to overhaul the program, the administration is pushing forward with a statewide expansion. Will they incorporate other proposed program changes?
Learn more at a Wisconsin Health News Panel Event May 2 in Madison. Panelists:
- Lynn Breedlove, Co-Chair, Wisconsin Long Term Care Coalition
- Curtis Cunningham, Assistant Administrator of Long-Term Care Benefits and Programs, Department of Health Services
- Tim Garrity, Chief Innovation Officer, Community Link
- John Vander Meer, Executive Director, Wisconsin Health Care Association