WI: Request Assembly Hearing on the Palliative Care Bill


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent and as an advocate for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), I ask that you please urge Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee Chair, Representative Gundrum, to hold a hearing on AB242 which would establish a palliative care advisory council in Wisconsin.

Please give us a chance to tell our stories about the benefits of palliative care, the struggles some of us have faced without this type of coordinated care and let us make the case for why a palliative care advisory council is needed in Wisconsin. You should also know 28 other states have established a palliative care advisory council.

This bill needs a hearing because, no matter where you live in Wisconsin, cancer patients and their families deserve access to this team based approach to medical care known as palliative care. As a member of the Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee, I am counting on you to make that happen.

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