Walker, Burke Differ On Medicaid Expansion MoneyGov. Scott Walker proudly defends his decision to reject hundreds of millions of federal dollars to pay for expanding Medicaid coverage, even though polls show most Wisconsin residents believe he made the wrong choice. Mary Burke, his Democratic opponent in the gubernatorial race, decries it as irresponsible.
Minn. Lawmakers Weigh Medicaid Expansion Minnesota lawmakers are moving this week to take the federal government up on a health care offer: By making more low-income people eligible for the Medical Assistance program they're getting the U.S. government to temporarily foot the extra costs.
Minn. Bill Bans Spending For Federal Health Care LawA Senate health care panel takes a look Monday at a bill that would bar Minnesota from participating in the federal health care overhaul.
Minnesota Gets OK From Feds On Medicaid ExpansionFederal officials have certified Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's request to access federal money to expand a health program for the poor beginning March 1.