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Report: Wisconsin needs $2.2 billion to maintain Medicaid, other programs

The state will need to raise $2.2 billion to cover projected cost increases in Medicaid and other programs as well as boost education funding over the next biennium, according to a Friday report. That could mean that Gov.-elect Tony Evers and the Republican-controlled Legislature “may have difficulty accommodating campaign promises and rising costs in ongoing […]

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DHS will consult with tribes on Medicaid work requirements

The Department of Health Services has about two months to develop a plan to address concerns from tribes about new Medicaid work requirements and their impact on Native American members enrolled in the program. Federal officials signed off last week on the state’s plan to cap BadgerCare eligibility for childless adults at 48 months unless […]

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Johnson wants answers on Healthcare.gov security breach

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., wants more information about a recent Healthcare.gov security breach. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Friday that it detected “anomalous activity” on Healthcare.gov earlier this month. They believe that the files of about 75,000 individuals were accessed. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said that the website and marketplace call center […]

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Report: Expanding Medicaid leads to less unmet medical needs among low-income adults

Low-income adults living in states like Wisconsin that didn’t expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act reported more unmet medical needs compared to their those in states that expanded the program, according to a new report. The Government Accountability Organization found that 40 percent of low-income adults in non-expansion states reported having unmet medical needs […]

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