Senators Must Resolve Conflict between Act 10 and JFC Budget: Will Public Have Input into Future Medicaid Policy Decisions?

June 16, 2011

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Thanks to the Supreme Court’s June 14th ruling, Act 10 is now taking effect and grants the Department of Health Services (DHS) sweeping power to change Medicaid and BadgerCare policies – even if the policy changes conflict with state statutes. However, the Legislature is voting this week on provisions in the budget that amend the Medicaid portions of Act 10 by further consolidating power in DHS and eliminating public input. Read full publication.