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May 19, 2021

Gov. Evers calls special session on Medicaid

Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday called a special session for the Legislature to offer Medicaid to more people in Wisconsin, promising to use $850 million in federal money that would come to the state to pay for an array of economic development projects throughout the state.

Apr 9, 2021

Biden administration blocks Medicaid work requirements

President Joe Biden's administration has blocked former Gov. Scott Walker's plan to require some childless adults to work to maintain Medicaid benefits.

Mar 11, 2021

Wisconsin could get $1.6 billion by offering more Medicaid

Wisconsin could save more than $1.6 billion over the next two years by expanding Medicaid to cover nearly 91,000 additional low-income people, a move Republicans continue to block.

Jun 5, 2019

Republicans stand by rejection of federal Medicaid money

The Wisconsin Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee voted Tuesday to stand by its decision to reject Gov. Tony Evers' plan to accept federal money for Medicaid, turning down more than $1 billion from the federal government and $324 million wort of state savings.

Jun 3, 2019

Evers announces partnership to increase insurance enrollment

Gov. Tony Evers is announcing a new partnership between state agencies to enroll more people in health insurance.

Feb 19, 2019

Republicans say new study bolsters argument against Medicaid

Republican lawmakers say a new study bolsters their position against Wisconsin accepting an expansion of the federal Medicaid program.

Jan 23, 2019

Trades respond to Evers’ first State of the State address (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers, in his first State of the State speech Tuesday, called on the Republican-controlled Legislature to scale back a corporate-tax credit to pay for reducing income taxes, make sacrifices to find a bipartisan transportation plan and work together to bolster spending for schools.

Jan 9, 2019

Evers issues health-care-related executive orders

Gov. Tony Evers signed a pair of executive orders Tuesday designed to fulfill his campaign pledge to enable more people to take advantage of health care and insurance.

Nov 29, 2018

Evers to make pitch for Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin

Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers says he will tour the state to make a pitch for expanding Medicaid health coverage in Wisconsin under his first budget plan.

Oct 31, 2018

Trump administration rejects Walker’s proposed drug testing

President Donald Trump's administration has rejected Gov. Scott Walker's plan to require drug screening and testing for adults on Medicaid with no dependent children.

Jan 11, 2018

Trump work requirement rewrites health care rules for poor

Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's half-century history.

Jan 22, 2014

Medicaid decision could hike corporate taxes

A new report says the federal health care law could spell additional tax penalties for Wisconsin businesses with a large number of low-income employees.


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