Survival Coalition Comments as Governor’s Action Initiates Unknown, Sweeping Changes to Long Term Care System

Yesterday Governor Walker signed into law a budget that will replace Wisconsin’s current long term care system with a new and untested model. The Governor vetoed out an important change made by the Joint Finance Committee: the veto gives DHS the authority to determine managed care regions with no minimum regions required, much like the Governor’s original proposal. This may open the door again for creating one statewide area or few regions, and set the stage for out-of-state for-profit insurance companies. Read More.