The state may be forced to cut more than $1 billion over the next 18 months from BadgerCare Plus and other health care programs for the disabled, elderly and low-income families.
Got that? That's the setup.
The savings identified so far, Timberlake said, will protect services and minimize cuts to providers.
Sixty-six measures are being taken to cut costs. Among them:
• Booking $195.4 million in savings - more than a third of the overall savings - through several one-time accounting changes, including delaying payments until just after the new state budget begins in mid-2011, according to the fiscal bureau.Still think Doyle's retiring in Wisconsin?