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Committee rejects Medicaid expansion

Panel votes on party lines on medical assistance program

7:06 PM, Jun. 4, 2013
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The Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee on Tuesday followed Gov. Scott Walker's lead and rejected a federally funded Medicaid expansion, even though taking the money would have meant more Wisconsinites receiving insurance at a cheaper cost to the state.

At the same time, the committee agreed to pay hospitals up to $73.5 million over the two-year budget period for uninsured patients.

The decision by the Joint Finance Committee to pass the GOP-authored motion on medical assistance programs came on a party-line 12-4 vote. Earlier, the committee voted by the same margin ...

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