Citizen Action of Wisconsin Excerpt:
On a media call today (audio here), highlighting a joint letter signed by leaders from 20 counties to the Department of Health Services, county leaders proposed an alternative means for accepting federal Medicaid funds that Gov. Walker and the Legislature initially turned down.
Citing the experience of Cuyahoga County in Ohio, county leaders called for a demonstration waiver to be submitted to the federal government which would allow Wisconsin county governments to access enhanced Medicaid funds rejected by the state.
Rock County is not on the list and it will be very unfortunate for more than 8,000 poverty level Rock County residents who will be kicked off of BadgerCare or denied Medicaid under Scott Walker's latest anti-health care budget proposal. After first reporting on this more than three months ago, I'm a little surprised no one within the targeted group bothered to organize a petition drive to nudge county supervisors on this matter.
And that's the way it is.
DHS Letter here.
Winona Daily News - 20 Wisconsin counties press for Medicaid funds