MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald isn’t ruling out taking a federal Medicaid expansion that incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wants.

Fitzgerald told reporters Thursday it was too early to say whether he would object to such a move. His position is contrary to that of Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who has said expansion will not happen.

Fitzgerald says he doesn’t see support for taking the federal money right now, “but there’s a lot of moving parts but I don’t want to be presumptuous and rule it out.”

Walker did a partial expansion of Medicaid, but did not accept federal money to pay for covering people earning up to 138 percent of the poverty level.

Fitzgerald met privately with Evers Thursday morning.

(© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.