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My comments on Pharmacy Benefit Manager reform

On Tuesday, the Assembly met in session and focused on healthcare. The bill I authored, Assembly Bill 7/Senate Bill 3, was the first one passed. This bill will bring down prescription drug prices. It will regulate pharmacy benefit managers, the middlemen between pharmacies and insurance companies.

I spoke on the Assembly floor regarding this bill, explaining how this is has been long overdue. When the governor signs it into law, it will provide relief for those who rely on medication.

The Assembly also voted to pass items including protecting those with preexisting conditions, update psychology licensing, and allowing dentists to administer the COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

Wednesday, the Assembly voted to change open enrollment for virtual schooling, rules for bear hunting, and allow for the sale of cocktails-to-go. 

I'm glad I was able to support these common-sense reforms on the Assembly floor. These bills are now awaiting concurrence in the Senate.

St. Patrick’s Day 

Wednesday was also one of my favorite days of the year, when I celebrate my Irish-American heritage!

We should recognize why St. Patrick is so important to the Irish. In the late Fourth Century A.D., Patrick was captured, enslaved, escaped slavery, and converted to Christianity. After converting, he helped establish churches, monasteries, and schools throughout Ireland. During the 18th-19th centuries, countless numbers of Irish immigrated to the New World, including Wisconsin.

Irish immigrants have been integral to Wisconsin's culture. Their heritage will continue to thrive in Wisconsin.


Budget Listening Sessions

If you want to tell me what you think about the governor's budget, I want to hear what you have to say. I have five listening sessions throughout the district. 

North Fond du Lac Community Center

March 22, 10:00-11:00 am

280 Garfield Street, North Fond du Lac, WI 54937

Village Grounds Coffee Shop, Rosendale

March 26, 10:00-11:00 am

100 S. Main Street, Rosendale, WI 54974

Waupun City Hall

March 26, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

201 E Main Street, Waupun, WI 53963

Algoma Town Hall

March 29, 10:00-11:00 am

15 North Oakwood Road, Oshkosh, WI 54904

Omro City Hall

March 29, 1:00-2:00 pm

205 S. Webster Avenue, Omro WI 54963

I will meet one on one with individuals or family groups who wish to reserve a time. Constituents may call (608) 267-7990 to reserve a time and to get information on safety protocols for the specific location. Of course, constituents are also welcome to drop in without a reservation, depending upon availability.

The best bills, and especially the best budgets, are the ones with the most citizen input. Residents of the 53rd Assembly District are encouraged to join me at one of these listening sessions. 


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I’m always available to help resolve situations with state agencies and listen to your concerns.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity of representing you in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Forward together,

     Michael Schraa


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