"I'm very sorry that...the Assembly has taken the route they have. There was a proposal that Representative Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) has moved forward that wants to deal with an alternative dealing with [Direct] Primary Care agreements," Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) said during the recent Senate floor session on Assembly Bill 26 / Senate Bill 28 which relates to DPC agreements. "On the day of the vote in the Assembly, Sanfelippo amended the bill in a way that removes [certain patient protections]." Sen. Carpenter, an openly gay legislator, argued that the amendment makes the health care bill discriminatory. Senate bill author, Sen. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) responded to clarify by saying that, "the bill was drafted with specific language in it, and as we went along in the process we recognized that the...health statutes...already have language in it for anti-discrimination." Sen. Kapenga goes on to explain that, "the amendment refers it back to what every other health care professional is held to for anti-discrimination...it's not taking anything out of current statute at all."

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