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Here’s what we can’t figure out. Our state legislators acknowledge they are facing some gigantic holes as they continue to create the next biennial state budget, and they just received word from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) that they won’t be able to fill those holes with new revenue growth, as they had hoped.
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The following testimony was provided by AARP volunteer advocate Caryl Ligler at the Joint Finance Public Hearing in Rice Lake on March 23, 2015.
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MADISON, WI – AARP Wisconsin voiced extreme disappointment with today’s state Senate vote, which delays BadgerCare by three months for approximately 85,000 low-income childless adults who were promised coverage to begin on Jan. 1, 2014.
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The Grinch had second thoughts before stealing Christmas from Whoville, and we’re hoping our state Senators have a similar change of heart as the deadline nears for them to decide if BadgerCare coverage should begin on the first of the year for about 85,000 low-income adults without dependent children.
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AARP Wisconsin today expressed extreme concern and disappointment with Governor Walker’s decision not to fully embrace the expansion of Medicaid services, which would have assured sustained health insurance coverage for approximately 175,000 low-income Wisconsinites who have no children living in their household.
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