MADISON, Wis. ó Gov. Scott Walkerís proposed changes to the state Medicaid program is scheduled to be discussed by the Legislatureís budget committee.
The Joint Finance Committee plans to take up Walkerís Medicaid plan during a briefing Wednesday. The state Department of Health Services is one of five agencies scheduled to discuss the governorís budget.
Walker rejected expanding Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul law. Instead, he proposes tightening income eligibility which would then make more people near the poverty line purchase insurance through new private marketplaces.
Critics say those marketplaces were not designed for people that poor.
Walkerís plan would also allow for a cap on enrollment in a program for childless adults to be lifted.
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