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Walker says no to Medicaid expansion

Governor unveils his own plan to insure more adults in Wis.

7:58 PM, Feb. 13, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker speaks about his proposed reforms to Medicaid, unemployment compensation and food stamps at Business Day in Madisonon Wednesday. Walker said his plan will reduce the number of uninsured people in Wisconsin by 224,580.
Gov. Scott Walker speaks about his proposed reforms to Medicaid, unemployment compensation and food stamps at Business Day in Madisonon Wednesday. Walker said his plan will reduce the number of uninsured people in Wisconsin by 224,580.
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Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday that he is rejecting Medicaid expansion under the federal health care law.

Walker said he would instead work to increase health coverage for Wisconsinites with an alternate plan that involves lifting an enrollment cap on Medicaid programs for childless adults, tightening income eligibility for state residents able to use Medicaid programs, and bumping thousands of people from such programs to federal government-run health care exchanges where they can buy private insurance.

The governor said his plan would reduce the number of uninsured people ...

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