7-30-21
Thank you for reading my e-update. The past couple of weeks I have been able to spend more time in the District. It has been fun to meet more people as well as hear about issues facing Western Wisconsin and what we can do together to fix them. 
Health Committee

On Thursday, July 29 the Health Committee held a hearing for 11 bills that ranged from informed consent, to newborn screening, to pharmacy services. The hearing was just short of 8 hours long.

Assembly Bill (AB) 86 is needed to protect both consumers and practitioners who provide services to health seekers in Wisconsin, including herbalists, traditional naturopaths, and wellness consultants.

AB 181 would require newborn screening for Krabbe disease and requiring evaluation of additional lysosomal storage disorders for mandatory screening.

AB 128 requires consent before pelvic exams are conducted on sedated patients.

AB 290 would allow reimbursement of pharmacist services under the Medical Assistance program. The bill maintains the existing scope of pharmacy practice, while bringing Medicaid rules to align with existing healthcare services provided by pharmacists to be reimbursed, as other providers are.

People should not have to be forced to choose between their lifesaving medications and groceries and other necessities. AB 358 will help lower the cost of health care by leveraging the power of the market to work on behalf of Wisconsin consumers, giving them access to the most competitive prices on their medications, medical supplies and vaccines. 

The Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN) Modernization Act, AB 396, modernizes nursing licensing and expands access to affordable healthcare for rural communities. Currently, 24 states and 2 territories have full practice authority (FPA) for Nurse Practitioners (NPs). Wisconsin made steps towards this goal when Governor Evers issued his COVID-19 emergency order, which eliminated the restrictions placed on NPs to practice without that collaboration requirement. This bill will continue what NPs have been doing since the Emergency Orders. The bill allows nurses to operate independently, it does not end the collaboration with other healthcare professionals.  

Veto Override Unsuccessful

Every business owner I have talked to has told me about the challenges of finding people to work. They have increased wages and are offering sign-on bonuses to compete with the unemployment benefits. A recent study by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) showed that 9 out of every 10 businesses are struggling to hire employees. On Tuesday, July 27, the Assembly held a special session to override Governor Evers' veto on the AB 336 that would end the federal enhancement of unemployment benefits. That override was unsuccessful and unfortunately followed party lines.

Out in the District

Senator Stafsholt and I helping out at the Farm Bureau food stand at St. Croix County Fair.

Sheriff Knudson, Senator Johnson and I walking around the St. Croix County Fair.

My daughter showed Zorro at the Little Britches show at the Dunn County Fair. You may remember seeing Zorro last month in one of the E-Updates.

Have a great weekend,

Rep. Moses
29th District
State Representative


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