HHS Secretary Sebelius pushes Gov. Walker on Medicaid Expansion

By Kay Nolan, November 16, 2013

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for WisPolitics.com. This article ran in the November 16, 2013 issue.

MILWAUKEE — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today urged Gov. Scott Walker to reverse his decision to turn down federal
money to expand Medicaid, even as she praised him for his move to extend BadgerCare coverage by three months.

“There is $10 billion of federal funding that would come into Wisconsin over the next 10 years if the governor and the Legislature chose to expand Medicaid,”
Sebelius said. “Ten billion for newly insured folks in Wisconsin to get health care, and frankly, those dollars are now being absorbed by community hospitals
paying for uncompensated care, by taxpayers who pay for care of others,” she said.