State invites public comments on SeniorCare
MADISON The state is inviting the public to comment on possible changes to the popular SeniorCare program.
Three public hearings are scheduled across the state starting next week in advance of the state Department of Health Services submitting a request to the federal government to renew the program.
Deputy DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades says the department plans on keeping the program in its current form and will seek an extension through 2015.
The department says nearly 87,000 senior citizens receive prescription drug benefits through SeniorCare.
The hearings are June 28 in Stevens Point, June 20 in Waukesha, and July 13 in Hudson.
The hearing in Waukesha will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the State Office Building, 141 NW Barstow, Room 151.
Testimony may be presented through a telephone conference line for the Waukesha hearing. After calling the conference line at (877) 402-0757, enter the access code 5906120.
Comments can also be submitting using the department’s online form or by mailing them to: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Office of the Secretary, P.O. Box 7850, Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7850.
The department will accept input on the SeniorCare Program until July 16.