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League of Women Voters meets Aug. 13

August 13, 2019

The August meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW), “Our Health Care System’s Ills and Proposed Remedies,” will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the Oneida County Department on Aging (ADRC of the Northwoods), 100 W. Keenan Street, in Rhinelander. Dorothy Skye, with audience input, will identify the shortcomings of the current health care system, discuss what bills have been proposed to the U.S. Congress to address those shortcomings, and the likelihood of passage. 

Dorothy Skye, a retired physician, practiced at Ministry Healthcare in Rhinelander, in obstetrics and gynecology for 30 years, part of that time serving as medical director. Previous to that, she trained and practiced at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego. Currently, she is president of the LWVNOW, and serves on the board of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, where she is a legislative committee member. Skye is uniquely qualified to lead a discussion on the healthcare system’s ills and explain the ramification of the bills being proposed in Washington D.C. to the residents of Wisconsin and specifically the north woods. 

The LWVNOW encompasses Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas counties. The local league belongs to the state and national League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization devoted to helping members and fellow citizens develop educated political opinions and act upon them through the democratic process. Their monthly meetings and sponsored events are open to all. For more information, contact [email protected] lwvnow.org or www.lwvnow.org. 

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