Let’s Be Clear: Saving Long Term Care Means Leaving It Alone
“Our long term care programs work for Wisconsin and save us money.”
MADISON–Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) issued a statement today in advance of the Joint Finance Committee’s executive session on the 2015-17 State Budget, which will be taking up provisions dismantling Wisconsin’s long term care programs FamilyCare, the IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) Program, and Aging Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs).
Rep. Gordon Hintz’s (D-Oshkosh) statement:
“As we take up the Governor’s provisions dismantling Wisconsin’s long term care system, ADRCs and IRIS program, and I am deeply concerned by recent comments from my Republican colleagues that seem to indicate that they plan to go forward with changes to these programs. So let’s be clear: saving long term care, ADRCs, and IRIS means leaving them alone.
“Our long term care programs work for Wisconsin and save us money. Attempts to change our successful long term care system are nothing but a giveaway to out-of-state insurance companies. Anything less than complete removal of these changes is a despicable bait-and-switch that puts special interests above our citizens who are elderly or have a disability.”
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