Wisconsin Family Care Expanded, Bies A Proponent

Governor Scott Walker announced Monday that seven counties in northeast Wisconsin, including Door and Kewaunee counties, are now included in the state’s family care umbrella. The expansion means a total of 64 counties in Wisconsin are offering the program. State Representative Garey Bies has been a strong proponent of the expansion and explains how it will impact those who qualify…

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Bies says the newly added counties could save nearly 35 million dollars in long term care costs over a ten year period. The Sister Bay republican had pushed a bill, A-B 428, that would have added the seven counties to the program…

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Established in 1998, the family care provides provides flexible, comprehensive care for people with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. The rest of the group receiving administrative approval includes Brown, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto and Shawano counties.

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