Jason Pitt – Midwest Regional Press Secretary Democratic National Committee
Governor Scott Walker continued to make excuses for his refusal to expand Medicaid coverage. Walker’s continued to rejection of federal Medicaid funds, will cost Wisconsin taxpayers $119 million and 120,000 people in his home state will continue
to be uninsured.
Wisconsin is tired of the excuses. When will Walker put people over politics and show some leadership?
Walker’s Decision To Reject Federal Medicaid Expansion Funds Will Cost Wisconsin Taxpayers $119 Million. Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism on the budget Scott Walker signed: “Additional amount state taxpayers will pay because of the decision by the Walker administration, backed by the GOP-controlled Legislature, to reject available federal funds for Medicaid expansion, as estimated by the fiscal bureau: $119 million.”
[Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism, 7/2/13<http://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2013/07/02/the-state-budget-by-the-numbers/>;
Legislative Fiscal Bureau REPORT <http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lfb/publications/budget/201315%20Budget/Documents/Budget%20Papers/321.pdf>]
Walker’s Failure To Expand Medicaid Will Leave 120,000 People In Wisconsin Without Access To Affordable Health Insurance. [Press Release, WhiteHouse, 11/6/13<http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/medicaid-map>]