WI Health News Panel Series

The silver tsunami: Wisconsin’s aging population and the future of long-term care


Tuesday, May 2
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Madison Club
5 E Wilson St

Madison, WI 53703

The silver tsunami is real. Wisconsin’s population is aging and healthcare care costs for the elderly and those needing long-term care are growing along with it. Gov. Walker’s budget increases Medicaid reimbursement for nursing homes and provides more money for direct care workers. Is it enough to address workforce shortages? And what’s next for Family Care and IRIS? After puling back its plans to overhaul the program, the administration is pushing forward with a statewide expansion. Will they incorporate other proposed program changes?


Confirmed Panelists:

  • John Vander Meer, Executive Director, Wisconsin Health Care Association
  • Lynn Breedlove, Co-Chair, Wisconsin Long Term Care Coalition
  • Tim Garrity, Chief Innovation Officer, Community Link
  •  Curtis Cunningham, Assistant Administrator of Long-Term Care Benefits and Programs, Department of Health Services


The 2017 WHN Panel Series is sponsored by:
Aurora Health Care, Group Health Cooperative, Husch Blackwell, Marshfield Clinic, Novo Nordisk, WPS Health Solutions.


Wisconsin Health News

P.O. Box 1856
Madison, WI 53701
Phone: 608-216-8898