Legislation to Be Announced Enabling Counties to Sidestep Gov. Walker’s Rejection of Medicaid Funds

Following the Assembly’s rejection of enhanced federal Medicaid funds for BadgerCare, Legislation to be introduced to create county option.

Tuesday, December 10th at 11:15 AM, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and State Representative Melissa Sargent, will announce legislation to ensure that Wisconsin residents can receive vital health coverage if their county opts in. 18 Wisconsin counties, and the Wisconsin Counties Association which represents 71 counties, have passed resolutions calling for the state to accept enhanced federal Medicaid funds. Many have called for allowing counties to access the federal funds if Governor Walker continues to refuse. The Federal Government has allowed counties in other states access to enhanced Medicaid funding. This legislation will help both Wisconsin residents who will be forced off BadgerCare and those whose access will be delayed.

What: Media event announcing legislation to give counties the power to accept the federal Medicaid funds the Governor rejected
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 11:15am
Where: State Capitol, Assembly Parlor
Who:

  • State Representative Melissa Sargent
  • Jefferson County Supervisor Jim Schroeder
  • Wisconsin citizens impacted by Legislature’s BadgerCare changes
  • Robert Kraig, Executive Director, Citizen Action of Wisconsin

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  • commented 2013-12-09 11:58:08 -0600
    Which 18 counties?!
    Is Eau Claire one?
    -Sincerely a working, full time student (who, unlike Walker, has a GPA higher than 2.0 and doesn’t plan to drop out) that can barely afford one meal a day, let alone the $300/mo insurance coverage quoted to him.