The former co-chairs of the Senate Select Committee on Health Care Reform have developed several proposals to help bring down medical costs and improve access. State Senator Carol Roessler (R-Oshkosh) is part of the effort. She says lawmakers should want to fix the system already in place, and that can be done by reducing costs.
Roessler and State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) plan to roll out a series of proposed reforms later this spring, which include removing the taxes on Health Savings Accounts, improving Medicaid reimbursement rates, and promoting the use of electronic medical records. Roessler says they want to use evidence-based methods that have been proven to work.
Senator Alberta Darling says their proposals are a better choice than several other options being considered because they will address how to lower the cost of health care. Roessler and Darling hope to introduce several pieces of reform legislation throughout the current session.