Business Groups: Oppose Chiropractic Mandate

To: Members of the Wisconsin Legislature

From: National Federation of Independent Business
Wisconsin Association of Health Plans
Wisconsin Association of Health Underwriters
Wisconsin Association of Life and Health Insurers
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce
Wisconsin Nurses Association
Wisconsin PPO Association (formerly Wisconsin Association of Provider Networks)
Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association

Date: February 8, 2006

Subject: Proposed Chiropractic Initiative
LRB-4334/2 and LRB 4482/1

It is our understanding that the referenced bill drafts have been prepared at the request of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association who is currently searching for a bill author and co-sponsors.

Due to the scope and expansive nature of the proposed bill, we respectfully request that you not sign as a sponsor/co-sponsor for reasons that include the following:

– The bill draft contains significant public policy changes impacting each of our organizations.

– As we approach the end of the 2005-06 legislative floor period, we do not believe there is sufficient time for a thoughtful analysis and full debate on an initiative of this magnitude.
Each of the organizations making this request have their own parochial set of concerns and objections to the proposed bill draft. Should you wish additional information, please feel free to contact any of our organizations for further information.

Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request. We look forward to working with you on this issue.