Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Insurance, Licensing and Forestry

Senate Bill 562

Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women.

By Senators Ballweg, Bernier, Carpenter, Cowles, Darling, Felzkowski, Kooyenga, Pfaff and L. Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Loudenbeck, VanderMeer, J. Rodriguez, Billings, Cabrera, Duchow, Kitchens, Kurtz, Mursau, L. Myers, Novak, Oldenburg, Snyder, Stubbs, Subeck, Tauchen, Thiesfeldt and Tusler.

September 15, 2021    Referred to Committee on Insurance, Licensing and Forestry

October 27, 2021        Public Hearing Held

Present:       (5)        Senator Felzkowski; Senators Stafsholt, Jagler, L. Taylor and Ringhand.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Senator Joan Ballweg - 14th Senate District

·      Dr Amy Domeyer-Klenske - ACOG,MCW

·      Richelle Andrae - Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association

·      Laura Anderson

·      Stephen Smith

·      Maternal and Infant Health Initiatives Manager Emily Kittell - March of Dimes Wisconsin

·      Dr Dipesh Navsaria - Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

·      CEO Lisa Peyton-Caire - The Foundation for Black Women,s Wellness

·      William Parke-Sutherland - Kids Forward

·      Laura Houser - Uw health

·      Jordan Wildermuth - Nurse-Family Partnership

Appearances Against

·      None.

Appearances for Information Only

·      HJ Waukau - Department of Health Services

·      Jim Jones - Department of Health Services

·      Dr. Jasmine Zapata - Department of Health Services

·      Jennifer Weitzel - Sauk County Health Department

Registrations For

·      Representative Amy Loudenbeck

·      Kathy Markeland - WI Association of Family & Children's Agencies

·      Andrew Hanus - Advocate Aurora Health

·      Ben Van Pelt - SSM Health

·      Tim Lundquist - Wisconsin Association of Health Plans

·      Jodi Bloch - Children's Wisconsin

·      Barbara Sella - Wisconsin Catholic Conference

·      Catherine McDermott - Alliance Of Health Insurers

·      Nicole Hudzinski - American Heart Association

·      Sara Finger - Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health

·      Julie Chappelle - Self

·      Dr Nicole Lohr - Self

·      NP ANN Dodge - Self

Registrations Against

·      Gregg Pfister - Opportunity Solutions Project

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

March 10, 2022           Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Stamena Ivanov

Committee Clerk