Brooks: Assembly to Hold Special Session for Medicaid Extension
Representative Ed Brooks, a Republican from Reedsburg, says that the Legislature will be holding a special session at the call of Governor Scott Walker to discuss the extension of Medicaid. People from around the state that had incomes that were 100 percent above the poverty threshold were being taken off BadgerCare and Medicaid to go through the federal health exchange to get a better health insurance. Representative Brooks says the Assembly and the Senate both had ideas that this might happen. Representative Brooks says, “Back when the budget was sent, we kind of had a quiet agreement that if the Affordable Care Act was not ready to go, that we would extend people on BadgerCare for another 90 days.” Representative Brooks says that this would allow people until the end March to find insurance through the federal exchange. The special session will take place on Wednesday, December 4th.
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