Madison, Wisconsin—In case you missed it, Governor Evers joined a virtual roundtable yesterday with State Rep. Jodi Emerson, Jeff Huebner with UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Julia Kyle of Confluence Healthcare, Medical Director Lori Whitis of Chippewa Valley Free Clinic, and registered nurse Angelina Wyatt of Milwaukee.
Guests discussed the on-going coronavirus pandemic and shared their experiences while working on the front lines across Wisconsin.
Here’s What News Outlets are Reporting About the Roundtable:
WBAY: Evers, healthcare workers hold round table discussing pandemic
“If one of my patients lands in the ICU, they’ll never recover from that financially, even if they recover physically,” said Lori Whitis, the Medical Director of the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic.
“There’s a lot of positive stories of people in communities coming together to help each other out through COVID-19 or social isolation or losing a job, so that’s been super inspiring,” said Jeff Huebner of the Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
Gov. Evers also encouraged people to continue wearing masks and social distancing.
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“I’m proud of what we’ve done to make sure that health care has been a priority in Wisconsin, but the bottom line is that COVID-19 has uncovered, exposed, made worse, major shortcomings in our country’s and state’s healthcare systems from lack of access and affordability to systemic inequity,” said Evers.
News Break: Evers, healthcare workers hold round table discussing pandemic
On Tuesday night, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, as well as state Representative Jodi Emerson (D – Eau Claire), held a virtual roundtable with healthcare workers to discuss the pandemic and how it’s impacting healthcare.
Medical professionals from across the state joined together to discuss what they’ve been experiencing so far.
One of the items they touched on was the Affordable Care Act and how changes to it could impact people during a pandemic.
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You can view a recording of the full event here.