“Conservative” Lawmakers Want to Increase Federal Debt and Accept Medicaid Expansion

MacIver News Service | June 3, 2013

[Madison, Wisc…] At least two State Senators are wavering on the Medicaid expansion decision that Governor Scott Walker made as a part of his biennial budget. Walker rejected the federal expansion and instead would like to transition childless adults above the poverty line to the healthcare exchanges set up by Obamacare. If the state were to take the expansion, it would cost Wisconsin $3.39 billion over the next seven years, but the federal government supposedly will cover $3.25 billion as a part of it.