WMC Applauds Physician Licensure Reforms

MADISON – The Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Friday applauded passage in the State Assembly of legislation to speed physician licensing to help provide health care to residents and keep the state competitive. On Thursday, the Assembly approved the Medical Licensure … Continued

Health Care Connection: Worker’s Compensation Update

WORKER’S COMPENSATION UPDATE Worker’s Compensation in Wisconsin has historically been governed by an appointed board, the Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC). The WCAC is comprised of 5 members representing management and 5 members representing organized labor. Additionally, there are four … Continued

Health Care Connection: Legislative Update

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Besides the ongoing work on the state budget, several legislative proposals are currently pending before the Legislature that will impact health care providers. FMLA Federalization: WMC has heard from employers for over 20 years, including hospitals, that Wisconsin … Continued

Health Care Connection: State Budget Update

STATE BUDGET UPDATE The 2015-17 Wisconsin state budget deliberations are well underway in Madison. An important provision for Wisconsin hospitals is a continuation of funding for the Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) program, which was started in 2013 with WMC’s support. … Continued

WMC Opposes New EPA Coal Rule

New EPA Rule Will Kill Jobs, Raise Energy Prices MADISON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a global warming regulation that will significantly increase the cost of electricity for Wisconsin consumers, and kill thousands of jobs, according to … Continued

WMC Lauds Gov. Walker Leadership on Health Care

MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce – the state’s chamber of commerce – said Thursday that Governor Scott Walker is offering a pragmatic solution to provide health care to Wisconsin residents. WMC President/CEO Kurt R. Bauer said: “Governor Walker’s plan … Continued

Family Medical Leave

Wisconsin is known for being a reform-focused state, often leading all other states when it comes to implementing major initiatives. The first kindergarten in the nation started in Watertown in 1856. In 1919, Wisconsin became the first state to ratify … Continued

WMC Health Care Seminar to Feature Wisconsin Leaders

Media Advisory WHAT Wisconsin Health Care: Preparing for the New Normal Part 2: Implementing the Affordable Care Act Seminar for businesses, produced by WMC Foundation, the educational division of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Speakers include Secretary Kitty Rhoades, Wisconsin Department … Continued

Bill Tracking – Health Care – 2011-12 Legislative Session

Legislative Bill Tracking Report: Health Care Chris Reader, Director of Health & Human Resources Policy Bill Number/Author Summary/Status WMC Position AB 147 /SB 103 – Inadmissibility of a Statement of Apology or Condolence by a Health Care Provider (Severson/Galloway) Bill … Continued

Legislative Agenda 2013-14: Affordable Health Care

Rising health care costs are one of Wisconsin’s top economic, business, and consumer concerns. While federal health care reform guarantees access to care for everyone, it does nothing to address the rising cost of care. Offering health insurance has never … Continued