WPSA Press Releases

June 5, 2019: Joint Finance Committee Makes Historic Investment in Personal Care

June 3, 2019: 21 Long-term Care Stakeholder Organizations Support an 11% Increase to the MAPC Rate

May 30, 2019: 80 Agencies Have Closed or Stopped Providing Medicaid Services in the Past Six Years 

April 25, 2019: People with Disabilities, Caregivers and Providers Ask Joint Finance Committee to Save Personal Care

February 19, 2019: WPSA Statement on the Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving  

January 3, 2019: WPSA Statement on nomination of Andrea Palm as DHS Secretary

June 20, 2016: WPSA's Statement on the Passing of DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades

April 22, 2015: Proposed State Budget Creates Additional Uncertainty for the Direct Care Workforce


Local Gov Matters Podcast—WPSA Board Member Linda Bova Interviewed: JFC Hearing in Green Bay

Wisconsin Public Radio (4/29/19): Caregiving Crunch In Wisconsin Prompts Appeal To Joint Finance Committee

Fox 11 (Green Bay) (4/24/19): Coverage of WPSA press conference at Green Bay public hearing on the state budget


Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (10/5/2017): PHI leads Wisconsin Discussion on Rural Home Care
Wisconsin State Journal (8/1/2017): State abruptly ends contract to reduce Medicaid personal care fraud
Forward Health Update (7/24/2017): Cancellation of the Personal Care Independent Assessment Program
Journal Sentinel (7/21//2017): Wisconsin faces critical shortage of care workers for disabled and elderly
Milwaukee Public Radio (6/02/2017): Personal Care Worker Shortage Could Lead to Higher Wages in Wisconsin
Racine Journal Times (4/2/2017): Home care worker industry in crisis impacting group homes
Channel 3000 (3/13/2017): Families with disabilities say Medicaid cuts could be 'devastating'
Wisconsin State Journal (2/20/2017): Personal care rate hike will help but won't solve worker shortage, advocates say
Channel 3000 (1/3/2017): Worker shortage creating home health crisis
Oshkosh Northwestern (11/23/2016): Commentary: Wisconsin in direct care workforce crisis
Wisconsin State Journal (10/9/2016): Judge says state overreached in asking nurses to give back Medicaid payments