Republican MA Motion Would Increase Spending By $207,000,000

MacIver News Service | June 4, 2013

Updated Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 3:28pm

The Joint Committee on Finance is currently debating a Darling/Nygren omnibus Medical Assistance motion.

See the motion by clicking here.


Motion #584, introduced by JFC Co-Chairs Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), passed on a partisan 12-4 vote. The plan adopts Governor Scott Walker’s plan to reject the federal expansion of Medicaid, remove the cap on BadgerCare, and reduce the eligibility limit to 100 percent of poverty. Individuals above the poverty line would be transitioned to the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act once they are set up.

JFC also added a friendly amendment to the motion that deletes the funding for point 15. DHS will still apply for “a waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to receive the federal medical assistance percentage for home- and community-based services provided to intellectually disabled individuals who receive post-secondary education on the grounds of health care institutions.”