MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Health Services will hold a town hall meeting in Madison about proposed changes to Medicaid.
Secretary Dennis Smith and Deputy Secretary Kitty Rhoades want to collect input from consumers, community partners and providers on Medicaid.
State health officials have recently released a series of proposals designed to generate $554.4 million in Medicaid savings. The centerpiece calls for winning a federal waiver that would allow the state to stiffen eligibility requirements for people with some employer-based insurance and force young people to join their parents' insurance.
In a statement, Rhoads says they want to hear from the public before they formally submit the proposal to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or Wisconsin's legislators.
The meeting is Wednesday.
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