Gov. Scott Walker
Press Release

Federal Government Committed to Improving Collaboration with States on Medicaid

"Meaningful reforms to Medicaid, so that members and taxpayers get better outcomes, can best be done by the states."

By - Mar 15th, 2017 09:14 am

Madison – Governor Scott Walker issued the following statement today in response to a letter from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma to the nation’s governors outlining their commitment to improving collaboration with states.“Meaningful reforms to Medicaid, so that members and taxpayers get better outcomes, can best be done by the states. In Wisconsin, we are pleased to finally have an administration that will be providing us opportunities to do just that. A one-size-fits-all approach to Medicaid does not work. Wisconsin has shown we can expand coverage without having to buy into the failure that Obamacare has become, and if given flexibility, we believe states can be more effective and accountable.

“I will continue advocating for Wisconsin to the administration and Congress during this critical period as they look to replace Obamacare. Working with this administration, I am hopeful we can improve an already strong Medicaid program here in Wisconsin.”

A copy of the letter is attached.

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One thought on “Federal Government Committed to Improving Collaboration with States on Medicaid”

  1. myfivecents says:

    Why don’t they increase the minimum wage so people can get off Medicaid to begin with? It’s a vicious circle. They give tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations and then gut things like Medicaid to pay for it. That hurts the poorest of the poor and disabled who depend on it the most. Then they refuse to increase the minimum wage so people can help themselves. If people had higher wages they would spend more. When they spend more the rich get richer. That makes more sense than deliberately keeping people in poverty. And I thought Paul Ryan was now an anti-poverty wonk.

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