Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

My Waukesha Freeman column from Thursday. The Wisconsin State Senate rejected any amendments to the Walker Medicaid plan in the state budget on Thursday. Free federal money not affordable Walker health plan right choice Waukesha Freeman June 20, 2013, page A6 Opinion Gov. Scott Walker’s Medicaid proposal is facing strong opposition from special interest groups […]

The pressure is on the Republicans in the legislature, especially in the state senate, to expand Medicaid beyond the plan envisioned by Governor Scott Walker. Over at the MacIver Institute, I explain why it’s bad policy and why the supporters of the Medicaid expansion are being dishonest. Darling is joined by a number of special […]

The first enrollment numbers are in for BadgerCare Plus Basic and they’re a statement on Wisconsin’s poor economy. BadgerCare Plus Basic started coverage for individuals on July 1st. So far 1,681 people were enrolled for July, and 2,426 people were enrolled for August. The Associated Press reports 24,500 have applied for coverage and state officials […]

The MacIver Institute has the details on the State Senate action today on the proposed BadgerCarePlus Basic: During the early afternoon debate Thursday, Republican Senator Ted Kanavas (R-Brookfield) was blunt in his assessment about what is wrong with the plan. He argued the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance would never allow a company in the private […]