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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

 11:01 AM 

Dems move to send bill back to committee

Rep. Andy Jorgensen, D-Fort Atkinson, proposed moving the bill back to the Assembly Health Committee, saying the Senate isn’t set to take up the measure until later in the month.

He said Republicans should use that time to get the governor’s support for a three-month expansion of Medicaid expansion funding.

“You are not being compassionate. Do not say that anymore,” Jorgensen said of the 83,000 childless adults that were set to become eligible for BadgerCare at the beginning of next year.

Speaker Vos responded that Dems were responsible for the initial cap on coverage for those individuals, and that Republicans were simply attempting to maintain current coverage for Wisconsinites in the wake of the health care law’s website problems.

“We are trying once again to have faith in the president,” Vos said.


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