State to return $11 million federal grant in dispute over health care law
The money was part of a larger federal package that was given to Wisconsin to implement the federal health care law passed by Congress and President Barack Obama in 2010. After receiving criticism from conservatives that he was helping implement "ObamaCare," Walker said this week that the state would return the money and stop the implementation.
But that announcement didn't highlight the $11 million, which would have gone toward improving enrollment systems for existing state Medicaid health programs for the poor. It would have helped pay for some improvements to BadgerCare Plus Medicaid programs that the Walker administration had wanted to pursue anyway because state officials say they would save taxpayers money.
Yes, let's continue to kick the neediest among us in the teeth, over and over again, in the name of ideology.
Thanks a lot, Governor Fuckwad.