MADISON – Proposal delaying Medicaid shift could save state $23 million

    Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to delay kicking about 72,000 off of Medicaid would actually save the state about $23 million because of the plan’s other component — delaying expanding coverage to poor childless adults, according to an analysis.

     
    The Legislature’s budget committee is slated to take up the proposal today for the three-month delay. The Assembly is scheduled to vote on it in a special session called by Walker on Wednesday, with the Senate taking it up later in the month.

    An analysis of the proposal by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released Tuesday, along with the bill itself, details the estimated savings.

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