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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

 11:38 AM 

Senate rejects Carpenter amendment on SeniorCare

The Senate twice rejected an amendment to the repair bill from Dem Sen. Tim Carpenter that he said would protect SeniorCare.

Carpenter, D-Milwaukee, said the amendment would require the Department of Health Services to get a waiver from the feds to continue SeniorCare and require that funds now allocated to the program are not transferred.

According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, SeniorCare is expected to end the 2009-11 biennium with a GPR surplus of about $20.4 million and that money is expected to lapse into the general fund at the end of the fiscal year.

The guv's two-year budget also calls for eligible enrollees in SeniorCare to apply for the federal government's Medicare Part D program as well. That would save the state $15 million over the upcoming biennium.

“A lot of people are saying this ain’t fair," Carpenter said.

But Joint Finance Committee Co-chair Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, said SeniorCare will be protected in the two-year budget once lawmakers take that up and stressed today's vote is on the budget repair bill. She chided Dems that "you were not here to help us" and today was a chance to rectify that.

"We don’t want to confuse what’s happening in the budget and what’s happening in the repair bill," Darling said.

After the Senate voted 19-14 along party lines to table his amendment, Carpenter moved to have it pulled from the table. After some brief discussions over process, the Senate voted 19-14 to reject the request.

UPDATE: 12:02 p.m. -- The other three Dem amendments were all tabled 19-14 as well.

-- By JR Ross


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