BadgerCare en Lincoln Board Asks Public To Advise On Medicaid Money <p></p><p>Lincoln&nbsp;&nbsp; has become the fifth county board in Wisconsin to ask voters about accepting federal funds for BadgerCare.</p><p><br />The advisory referendum will be on the November ballot.</p><p><br />The Walker administration and the legislature declined the money to help pay for Medicaid, known in Wisconsin as BadgerCare. The money was available through the Affordable Care Act.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:53:52 +0000 Ken Krall 21197 at Lincoln Board Asks Public To Advise On Medicaid Money Report Decries Not Taking Federal Medicaid Money <p>A report by the Democratic-leaning Citizen Action of Wisconsin challenges Governor Scott Walker's refusal to accept federal Medicaid money for BadgerCare has resulted in higher health insurance costs here than elsewhere.</p><p><br />During a media call with reporters this week, Citizen Action Director Robert Kraig said with increased transparency from Obamacare, they were able to gather data&nbsp; on what other states are paying versus here. He says three conclusions came out of the data..</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:42:29 +0000 Ken Krall 20646 at Helping With Insurance Enrollment <p>A health insurance sign-up session was fully booked Wednesday in Rhinelander.&nbsp; Application counselors from Bridge Clinic in Wausau were on hand to walk people through the process of enrolling in the online exchange.&nbsp;</p><p>Though a fickle internet connection was a frustration, at mid-day AyLee Her said he’d already helped three people sign up.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“We are gonna be on the clock every hour.&nbsp; So we’re hoping we don’t have any technical issues.&nbsp; We should be able to get individuals enrolled within that hour and go on to the next individual.”</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:10:02 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12919 at Group Still Hoping For Walker Medicaid Reversal <P>20 counties, including Oneida and Lincoln, have asked Governor Walker to allow them to access Medicaid money from the federal government to offset local health care expenses.</P> <P>Earlier this year, Governor Walker notified the Obama Administration he would not be taking money for Wisconsin's version called BadgerCare from the Affordable Health Care Act to offset those costs.</P> <P>The counties asked Governor Walker to allow them to get the funds through the state in another method. In Oneida county, the board of supervisors felt local costs could go up without the additional funds. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:14:14 +0000 Ken Krall 5986 at Group Still Hoping For Walker Medicaid Reversal Effort To 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 Effort To Get Counties BadgerCare Money 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 Advocate Says State Should Take Medicaid Money OC Board Asks State To 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