Medicaid Expansion: Moral, fiscally responsible decision for Wisconsin

MADISON – Tonight, Republicans on the Joint Committee on Finance, once again, refused to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin. Medicaid expansion would draw down $1.6 billion in federal funding that would be invested into programs around the state, and provide increased access to affordable health care.  Due to Republican inaction, Wisconsin will be forced to spend state tax dollars to backfill what could have been funded through our federal tax dollars. Under the Governor’s plan, Wisconsin taxpayers would save $324.5 million over the biennium. The Republican plan does nothing to save Wisconsin taxpay...

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