Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Baucus Plan's Cost for Wisconsin?

An excerpt of interest:

Writers Robert Pear and David Herszenhorn also look at the growing concerns about the plan dumping huge costs on states by expanding Medicaid.

"Governors of both parties object to such requirements as an ‘unfunded mandate.’

In a letter to the Senate, Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana, a Republican, said: ‘States will likely have to pick up the tab for this extension of Medicaid. We have estimated that the price for Indiana could reach upwards of $724 million annually. These additional costs will overwhelm our resources and obliterate the reserves we have fought so hard to protect.’

Gee. I never heard about cost increases for Wisconsin from Jimbo Doyle.

Perhaps he's in Spain, writing State checks again?

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