Wednesday, November 27, 2013

11-28-13 health overhaul

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to delay for three months kicking about 72,000 off of Medicaid would actually save the state about $23 million because of the plan's other component — delaying expanding coverage to poor childless adults.  The Legislature's budget committee is slated to take up the proposal on Monday. The Assembly is scheduled to vote on it Wednesday, with the Senate taking it up later in the month.   An analysis of the proposal by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released Tuesday shows the estimated savings.  Health advocacy groups have been calling on Walker not to delay until April allowing an estimated 83,000 childless adults to enroll in the state's BadgerCare Medicaid program. Current law allows them into the program starting in January.

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