Upcoming Public Hearing on SeniorCare

The Department of Health Services is holding a public hearing on SeniorCare. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 12 from 10am-noon at Wilson Park Senior Center in the main hall. Wilson Park is located at 2601 W. Howard Ave.

The Department plans to request a three year extension for the popular prescription drug program, so this is an opportunity to express support for the program and to express feelings about the changes proposed to the program in the Governor’s budget.

A quick recap- the budget calls for SeniorCare to be used as a “wrap around” program, meaning that all beneficiaries will be required to sign up for Medicare Part D first in order to access SeniorCare- imposing a financial burden on seniors. The state will lose $17.2 million a year in federal matching funds and $52.9 million a year in rebates from pharmaceutical companies if this plan is implemented.

Hope to see you there! Thank you!

Carmen Pangilinan, MSW
Program and Policy Coordinator: Milwaukee County Department on Aging
1220 W. Vliet St., Suite 302 Milwaukee, WI 53205
Phone: 414–289–6546
Fax: 414–289–8536
carmen.pangilinan@milwaukeecountywi.gov

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