Moore rips Walker for rejecting fed funding for health care reform

    Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) today expressed disappointment in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to turn down Early Innovator Grant funding from the federal government which would have helped implement a health insurance exchange.
    Walker said, “"Stopping the encroachment of ObamaCare in our state, which has the potential to have a devastating impact on Wisconsin’s economy, is a top priority. Wisconsin has been a leader and innovator in health care reform for two decades, and we have achieved a high level of health insurance coverage without federal mandates.”
    Moore issued the following statement: “Once again Governor Walker has ignored the needs of the people Wisconsin in an effort to appease the Tea Party by turning down federal funding that would have assisted the state in establishing a much needed health insurance exchange. Under Scott Walker’s Democratic predecessor, Jim Doyle, Wisconsin was making great strides toward improving our health systems – expanding Medicaid coverage and upgrading the state’s IT systems. In many ways, we were several steps ahead of the Affordable Care Act Congress passed and President Obama signed into law in 2010. Instead of building on these efforts Scott Walker has chosen to thwart this progress, blocking much needed funding and potential jobs from people of Wisconsin. This is simply unacceptable. I will continue to fight to ensure that the people of Wisconsin get the health services they need and deserve.”
    – BizTimes Milwaukee

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