Monday, September 23, 2013

9-24-13 health overhaul-baldwin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is criticizing Republican Gov. Scott Walker's letter telling Medicaid recipients they're likely to lose coverage at the end of the year.  Walker's administration is sending the letters to an estimated 92,000 BadgerCare recipients starting Monday, letting them know that they or someone in their family may be earning too much to remain on the program.
Baldwin says in a letter to Walker that he must do more to communicate with those who are losing Medicaid coverage and must now purchase insurance through the new marketplace, or exchange.
She is calling on Walker to send an individualized, personal letter to anyone at risk of losing coverage. Baldwin also says Walker's administration should also make phone calls and partner with other groups to work with those affected.

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