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Wednesday, July 12th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum



Health Care




  • Rep. Debra Kolste
    • State Assembly rep for the 44th (Janesville) district.
    • She is on the Committee on Health.
    • She co-authors the Democrats’ Health Care Protection Package (see more below). A 'proactive bills' that 'would safeguard Wisconsinites from a damaging GOP healthcare bill.
    • Visit Rep Kolste's website
  • Dr. Katherine Gaulke
    • Dr. Katherine Gaulke is Executive Director of WAFCC (The Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics)
    • ‘She has traveled Wisconsin informing communities, libraries, services clubs, small businesses, & nonprofit organizations about the ACA and the health care gaps that remain.’
    • See her WAFCC bio


  • The Democrats’ Health Care Protection Package:
    • See PDF here
    • “It is clear that Wisconsin cannot count on Republicans at the federal and state level to improve our health care system,” said Rep. Kolate a day after the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was passed in the House, Governor Walker indicated his willingness to allow insurance companies to charge Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions more for their coverage.’’
    • The Health Care Protection Package includes: Prohibiting lifetime and annual limits under health insurance policies and plans. Prohibiting pre-existing condition exclusion and rate setting based on preexisting conditions. Requiring coverage and prohibiting cost sharing for preventive services under health insurance policies and plans Coverage of certain essential health benefits Maintaining access to reimbursements to family planning providers in the Medical Assistance Program


Forum Schedule:

6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic)
6:30 PM-7:45 PM, Speaker presentation


Forum Location:

Basics CO-OP


*Basics CO-OP Natural Foods
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545





*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics.


For information of past forums see:

"Past Events"


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