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DHS Town Hall Meeting in Fennimore on April 5

The Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced a second Town Hall Meeting to be held in Fennimore on Tuesday, April 5. The meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at South West Technical College in the Lenz Conference Center in the Kramer Building (Building 300), 1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI.

The purpose of these meetings is for DHS to gather ideas from the public on cost efficiencies, savings, and improved outcomes to the state’s Medicaid programs (e.g. , Family Care, IRIS and other long-term care programs, BadgerCare, and SeniorCare. These ideas will help DHS develop plans designed to improve overall consumer care, streamline program delivery and stabilize programs to ensure long-term sustainability.

Those who testify will have up to three minutes to share their cost-saving ideas. People can also submit their written testimony at the meeting. Testimony will also be accepted via email to DHS Deputy Secretary Kitty Rhoades at or via U.S. mail to Secretary Dennis Smith, Room 650, 1 W. Wilson St., Madison, WI, 53703.

People who require special accommodations to attend or participate in the meeting should notify DHS at 608-266-9622 (TTY 888-701-1250).