These political giving programs are a vital part of this plan. The purpose is to highlight a WAFP member who is actively involved with the WIFamMedPAC or the Legislative Involvement Fund (LIF). Contributing ensures that both patients and the practice of Family Medicine are protected at the state level.
Wisconsin and the nation face a significant and growing primary care physician shortage. This is due to underprouction, financial pressure and outdated payment and care delivery models. We have recommendations to remedy this problem.
Preserve the strength of the physician-patient relationship and prevent changes to current state law that would interfere in that all-important relationship
Maintain the integrity of Wisconsin's physician scope of practice laws and prevent the expansion of non-physician scope of practice laws at the expense of patient health and safety
Preserve the current structure of Wisconsin's successful workers' compensation program and prevent the implementation of artificial price controls on health care services provided under the program
Support legislation and policies to improve care and increase access to services for Wisconsin residents with mental health needs
Promote legislation and policy decisions that take advantage of the benefits and cost-savings of the Patient Centered Medical Home model
Support policies that continue to provide critical, yet cost-effective health care benefits to the state's most vulnerable citizens
Strengthen the Physician Workforce
Support the Rural Physician Educator Grant Program, which incentivizes and encourages practicing physicians to volunteer as preceptors in rural and underserved areas. These physicians will provide invaluable, one-on-one mentorship to medical students in local communities, ensuring the education of future medical providers
Increase state funding for primary care medicine and family practice residency programs, especially in medically underserved areas
Support legislative and policies efforts to encourage more primary care physicians to practice in Wisconsin
Improve the Medical Liability Climate
Preserve Wisconsin's current medical liability climate and support legislation to further improve the environment - which would benefit both patients and the physician workforce