JFC makes changes to guv’s reinsurance program

The Joint Finance Committee voted 13-3 Tuesday to change the guv’s plan to create a reinsurance program in the federal marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.
That includes stripping out the state funding of $50 million for the $200 million plan in 2018-19. Backers said that’s because a payment would not be required until 2019-20 in the next budget.
Tuesday’s debate at times was a rehash of past arguments over Obamacare as Dems pushed the committee to instead embrace an expansion of the Medicaid program using federal money available under the law.
Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, accused Go...

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