President Barack Obama will visit Milwaukee next week, as recognition for the city winning the “White House Healthy Communities Challenge,” to get residents to sign up for new health insurance plans in the federal marketplace.
It’s not yet known where the president will speak yet. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement.
“I am thrilled to be welcoming President Obama to Milwaukee next week to celebrate our success in the Healthy Communities Challenge. In November, when I received a call from the White House challenging Milwaukee to increase the number of new enrollees into the Health Insurance Marketplace, I accepted without hesitation with the knowledge that our coalition of health partners was already at work.”
“Our victory not only shows the success that a collaborative effort can produce, but highlights a much more important message: Today, more Milwaukee-area residents have health insurance coverage than ever before. This opens the door to care and to improving the health of our entire community.”
“I am proud of the collaborative effort that took place to increase the number of local residents enrolled in health insurance, and I look forward to showcasing the hard work of the more than 100 partners in the Milwaukee Enrollment Network during this visit.”
This will be Obama’s first visit to Wisconsin since July 2nd of last year, when the president delivered remarks on the economy during a stop at UW-La Crosse