Gov. 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.
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.
A Senate health care panel takes a look Monday at a bill that would bar Minnesota from participating in the federal health care overhaul.
Federal officials have certified Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s request to access federal money to expand a health program for the poor beginning March 1.