Guests: Erin Grunze, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin; Helen Marks Dicks, State Issues Advocacy Director, AARP Wisconsin
Medicaid Expansion is once again on the table. Governor Evers has included it in his $83.5 billion budget proposal, and the Republicans in the Legislature are rejecting accepting the hundreds of millions of federal dollars to benefit low-income residents who would gain access to better health care coverage. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau has estimated the state could have saved more the $1 billion since 2014 had it taken the Medicaid money.
On this program, Erin Grunze and Helen Marks Dicks take us back to the beginning of the Medicaid Expansion program when it was introduced in the Affordable Care Act. They describe what it is, how it works, who it covers, what it is intended to accomplish, and the pros and cons of Medicaid Expansion which keep it at the forefront of the political conversation in Wisconsin. Wisconsin is one of only 13 states in the country that have not accepted the Medicaid Expansion.
More information is available on the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and AARP Wisconsin websites.