Wisconsin Legislation to Reduce Emergency Room Visits

For someone with a chronic illness like asthma or heart disease, a lack of regular access to health care can result in recurring visits to the emergency room. Not only does this reduce that person's quality of life, it can cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

Recognizing this trend, Wisconsin lawmakers passed legislation in May 2017 to expand Medicaid so hospitals have a financial incentive to help manage patients' chronic illnesses. 

The Bread of Healing Clinic is one proven solution for reducing emergency room visits by the chronically ill, and we work closely with Aurora Sinai Medical Center to identify uninsured patients who need a medical home.

Click here to read more about Wisconsin's legislative efforts to reduce emergency room visits.