Medicaid http://wxpr.org en Effort To Get Counties BadgerCare Money http://wxpr.org/post/effort-get-counties-badgercare-money <P>Oneida and Lincoln county are two of twenty counties asking the state to help run a pilot program supporting health care for poor people.</P> <P>The state of Wisconsin refused to accept additional dollars from the federal government to cover the cost of a portion of BadgerCare, or Medicaid.</P> <P>Following the lead from Ohio, the 20 counties would like the state to allow the money to flow directly to the counties.</P> <P>Kevin Kane Wisconsin Citizen Action says Wisconsin has a long history of this type of funding...</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"...BadgerCare is a Medicaid program that Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:29:01 +0000 Ken Krall 5816 at http://wxpr.org Effort To Get Counties BadgerCare Money Advocate Says State Should Take Medicaid Money http://wxpr.org/post/advocate-says-state-should-take-medicaid-money <P>In the past 10 days, 7 county boards have written the Joint Finance Committee preparing the budget to accept federal Medicaid dollars to help fund Wisconsin's BadgerCare program.</P> <P>Three of the boards included Oneida, Lincoln and Marathon counties.</P> <P>Kevin Kane from the group Citizen Action of Wisconsin says the counties know they are likely to see first hand what will happen if those dollars don't come in....</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>".....counties by their nature are much closer to their communities and understand the impact of the decisions made in Madison how it will im Sat, 25 May 2013 12:12:44 +0000 Ken Krall 2700 at http://wxpr.org Advocate Says State Should Take Medicaid Money OC Board Asks State To Get Fed Medicaid Money http://wxpr.org/post/oc-board-asks-state-get-fed-medicaid-money <P>The Oneida County Board has asked the Wisconsin legislature to accept federal Medicaid funds to continue BadgerCare. Governor Walker and Republican leaders have indicated they don't want the money.</P> <P>Several speakers told the board accepting the money would hurt more than help.</P> <P>A Board of Health Member...Jackie Cody...says 88,000 parents would be without health coverage from BadgerCare if the money is not accepted. Tue, 21 May 2013 22:13:00 +0000 Ken Krall 2507 at http://wxpr.org