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Post election results and what it means for EMS

Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:27 AM | PAAW Administrator (Administrator)

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On November 10 we did a special edition of EMS Live in Wisconsin about the recent Wisconsin and national election outcomes, and more specifically zeroed in on what this means for EMS in the state.  Our guest was PAAW lobbyist Michael Brozek with Midwest Strategies in Madison. 

According to program host and PAAW Executive Director Joe Covelli, "Michael offered excellent ins
ight and perspective into state and national races.  The business side of EMS is closely tied to government from an operation, licensing and funding perspective, especially with Medicare and Medicaid dollars, so we need to pay attention to these things". 

In Wisconsin, the Republicans maintain control, and actually picked up seats in both the Assembly and Senate.  On the national stage, President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to change or repeal the Affordable Care Act.  Congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville won reelection and again is Speaker of the House.

The upcoming 2017 Wisconsin legislative session that begins in February will include Community Paramedicine legislation, and most likely legislation that comes out of the Legislative Study Committee on Volunteer Firefighter and EMT shortages that has been meeting every month since July, and will continue to meet until the end of the year.

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