Money-Saving Ideas for Wisconsin Health and Pension Programs

Source: NCPA

With the cost of Wisconsin’s public employee health and retiree benefits on the rise and a population “aging in place,” Wisconsin must continue to proactively search for efficient ways to provide public services. The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and Wisconsin’s own John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy will outline Wisconsin’s options for reducing costs and improving benefits in policy briefings in Madison and Milwaukee, Wednesday, November 19th and Thursday, November 20th, respectively.

At these briefings, the NCPA and MacIver Institute will release two new studies on Wisconsin’s critical health issues – The Momentum of Pension Reform in Wisconsin Must be Extended to Health Insurance for Public Employees and Improving Long-Term Care is Wisconsin.

Wisconsin has a history of proactively providing efficient public services. To maintain this reputation, Wisconsin should examine both its public pension plans for ways to reduce the cost of health care for future workers and current retirees. Additionally, Wisconsin must prepare for the growing demand for long-term care services that accompanies a growing elderly population.

These briefings will feature two key experts from the health and retirement fields: NCPA Senior Fellows John R. Graham and Pamela Villarreal.

The experts will address several key topics, including:

  • Public employee health and retiree benefits,
  • Medicaid funding of long-term care, and
  • Ways to reduce the cost of health care in Wisconsin.  

To speak with our experts, please contact Catherine Daniell.


NCPA Senior Fellows John R. Graham and Pamela Villarreal


National Center for Policy Analysis and MacIver Institute Briefing, Long Term Care and Public Employees Health Benefits – What Does the Future Hold for Wisconsin?





1:30 – 3:00 PM, Wednesday, November 19th

9:30 – 11:30 AM, Thursday, November 20th


The Capitol 2 East Main Street Room 225 NW Madison, WI 53703

Milwaukee Athletic Club 758 N Broadway Milwaukee, WI 53202

Advanced, embargoed copies will be available to news media upon request.

The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. We bring together the best and brightest minds to tackle the country’s most difficult public policy problems — in health care, taxes, retirement, education, energy and the environment. Visit our website today for more information.


The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy is a Wisconsin-based think tank that promotes free markets, individual freedom, personal responsibility and limited government. Visit our websitetoday for more information.