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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:25 AM

Scott Walker's administration drops plan to shift Family Care to for-profit insurers

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walkers-administration-drops-plan-to-shift-family-care-to-for-profit-insurers-b99741977z1-382472361.html

Under pressure from advocates for the elderly and disabled, Gov. Scott Walker's administration is dropping its plans for now to remake the state's two largest long-term care programs by contracting with private health insurers.

In a letter to the Joint Finance Committee, Kitty Rhoades, secretary of the Department of Health Services, said the administration is no longer seeking the budget panel's approval for the plan that would affect the Family Care and IRIS programs.

About 55,000 people who are disabled or elderly receive services or financial support through the two programs designed to enable them to remain in their homes in place of nursing homes.

The two programs account for about $2 billion of the $3.4 billion that the state and federal government will spend on long-term care this fiscal year in Wisconsin.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:26 AM

1. Not to worry, Squatty will find some other way to reward his donors.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:54 AM

2. True, but

every win counts, and these carpetbaggers are feeling the public pressure. Gotta keep the heat on high until Madison is Dem territory again.

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Response to jonestonesusa (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:21 PM

3. Liberate Madison!

 

Walking by the capital the other day made me ill. To think inside are a bunch of Koch suckers bent on ruining this state and selling off any or all of our assets and resources that we built over the last century. Fuckers!!!

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