Business Group Meets to Discuss Healthy WI

For Immediate Release

Grassroots Business Group takes Wisconsin Health Reform Plan to Pewaukee



Keith Schmitz/414-963-0847/ schmitz1@ameritech.net

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Local businesspeople are invited to attend a meeting to organize grassroots business support in the Milwaukee area for the proposed Healthy Wisconsin plan which passed in the State Senate last week. This organization, the Business Coalition for Single Payer Healthcare, will be part of similar groups throughout the state.

The second of three meetings in the area will take place at 5:30pm on Thursday August 2nd at the Machine Shed at I94 and Hwy 164 (exit 294, northeast corner, west of hotel)

Cash bar and optional appetizers or dinner

The meeting will feature a presentation by Institute for One Wisconsin regarding the details on the Healthy Wisconsin plan, followed by a discussion of possible action that can be taken to support the plan.

The meeting is being organized by Jack Lohman, a retired business owner, Keith Schmitz an owner of public relations firm and a grassroots organizer, and C.J. Brown, a local business consultant. This will be the first of three meetings that will be held in the Milwaukee metro area through August.

Although Families USA reported that Healthy Wisconsin will create 13,000 new jobs and $1 billion in new business activity, existing business groups including WMC have opposed the proposal. That, even though the plan will provide all businesses and their employees with the healthcare coverage they need at a cost for many companies below what they are paying now for healthcare insurance. The plan promises to make Wisconsin businesses more competitive and ultimately make Wisconsin an attractive place to do business.

Space at this event is limited so please RSVP to Keith Schmitz at schmitz1@ameritech.net. You can call 414-963-0847 for more details.