Budget Adjustment Bill Approves Sweeping Shift in Authority for Medicaid Policymaking

Jon Peacock
March 22, 2011

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The amended budget adjustment bill signed by the Governor on March 11 includes provisions that will give the Department of Health Services (DHS) extremely broad authority to change Medicaid and BadgerCare. (Note that even though the bill has now been given an Act number – 2011 Act 10 – it doesn’t formally become law until it has been published, and publication has been enjoined by a judge’s ruling, pending review of challenges based on alleged missteps in the legislative process.) Read full publication.