Assembly Passes Governor Bill...Billings Comments
Yes votes from the state assembly Wednesday to delay dropping state health
insurance coverage for almost 100 thousand residents. Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca called that delay shameful, and said Republicans should take federal Obama care Medicaid funds to cover the extra three months for those making less than poverty. State Rep. Jill Billings agrees.
The bill now headed to the Senate, delays the dropping of Badger Care to recipients above the poverty line. Those people would not have to buy coverage under the federal Obama care insurance exchange until March instead of later this month. The same is true for thousands of other Wisconsinites who will lose state funded coverage when the insurance pool for high risk patients expires March 31st instead of December 31st.