Overall private medical spending would actually go up $1.1 billion, with a net loss in benefit to the state of $600.3 million in 2020, if the state accepted Obamacare federal funding to increase Medicaid coverage.
“The potential job losses are a result of United Steelworkers union bureaucrats failing to come to a better agreement with Kimberly Clark,” Kapenga said. “It is not the role of government to put taxpayer dollars at risk in the middle of disputes between businesses and unions.”
The former health insurance executive who led the creation of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s public health fund says the foundation has “strayed far from” the original intent of the endowment – the largest single gift in UW-Madison’s history.
Between heated debates on school safety and last-minute amendments expanding firearm background checks, the state Assembly in “extraordinary session” Thursday passed some key conservative reforms and tax breaks for Wisconsin families and shoppers.
A trio of last-minute deals Tuesday between bickering GOP Senate and Assembly leadership secured passage of key parts of Gov. Scott Walker’s agenda during the Senate’s last floor period of the legislative session.
The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has passed some of the most ambitious welfare reform legislation in the nation, and the most recent package of nine bills is receiving a warm welcome from the Trump administration, according to the lawmaker who helped lead the package to passage.