Feb 21, 201309:29 AMOpen for Business
with Jody Glynn Patrick
The Affordable Care Act: Quick answers from IB
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Was Wisconsin’s decision, made by Gov. Walker, to sidestep the obligation (or opportunity) to create a state exchange a wise decision for taxpayers or an irresponsible dodge at the expense of area medical providers who wanted a voice at the table? I’ll leave it to the experts at our roundtable to answer that one in our March issue.
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Also, another word to the (already) wise: I invited three panelists to the roundtable to expressly represent business viewpoints, and I’d like to share their resource information. If you don’t already have a champion in the arena, this is a great opportunity to consider joining these organizations as a member. It’s really an investment rather than a cost, when it comes to having someone explain your obligations and fight for your business today. Cheryl DeMars represented The Alliance, Bill Smith represented the National Federation of Independent Business (Wisconsin), and Zach Brandon represented The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce.
In addition, our thanks go out to the other esteemed panelists who represented provider viewpoints: St. Mary’s Hospital President Dr. Frank Byrne, and Dr. Bob Turngren, president and CEO of Meriter Medical Group, Meriter Health Services.
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