But remember folks – Gov. Scott Walker is “fiscally responsible.” (emphasis added). Wisconsin’s Medicaid fund faces a shortfall of $93 million in state tax dollars through the end of the biennium, according to a report sent to members of the Joint Finance Committee.
The shortfall is up from an estimated $20.3 million in March, when [...]
This month’s award recognizing an outstanding achievement in rank ignorance is given to state Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton).
Loudenbeck, in response to a bill put forth by state Rep Melissa Sargent which would allow individual counties access to federal Affordable Care Act money to expand Medicaid for their respective residents, said she needs to [...]
Among the little-known provisions of the biennial state budget proposed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and rubber-stamped by Republicans in the Legislature is a provision buried in the budget that would drastically expand the state’s ability to claim dead couples’ joint property – even if the assets are protected in trusts. The language is designed [...]
So sayeth conservative blogger James Wigderson in his Waukesha Freeman column of last week hilariously titled, ” Free federal money not affordable, Walker health plan right choice. Wigderson argues that Walker’s refusal to accept federal dollars to expand Badgercare is good policy because federal dollars aren’t really free. He then endorses Walker’s plan to shift [...]
On June 1 I noted Republican State Sen. Terry Moulton went public with his support for a Medicaid/BadgerCare expansion here in Wisconsin, and it appears Sen. Moulton isn’t the only Republican State Senator who publicly disagrees with Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to refuse an expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare that would be financed almost completely [...]
On Monday, May 20, Republican State Senator Terry Moulton held a listening session in Elk Mound. During said listening session, Sen. Moulton was asked if he would support an expansion of Medicaid/Badgercare, and to everyone’s surprise he stated unequivocally that he supported it. Sen. Moulton was then asked if he’d be willing to make a [...]
“Tea Party” Tommy Thompson, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate here in Wisconsin, wants you to know something:
He’ll “do away with Medicaid and Medicare” if Wisconsin’s voters send him to the United States Senate.
Don’t believe me? Watch “Tea Party” Tommy tell you himself.
As Matthew Rothschild of The Progressive has written, Tommy Thompson’s [...]