Hard to believe this. Here's the email I sent to my Senator:
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you help me understand what this will really mean. I can't believe the
current leadership in the Legislature and the Governor want to take
business away from private insurance/HMO companies. Are they just going
to shift from buying "insurance" to paying those same companies to do
all the work?
self-insurance, the state would pay benefits directly instead of buying
insurance from 18 HMOs.", then why isn't it a good idea for WI to do so
for ALL publiclly funded health care programs?