Unreasonable Assumptions Threaten Medicaid Plan

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 1, 2013

Needy families leaving BadgerCare under Walker’s plan — especially those without any immediate medical needs — could decide they can’t afford coverage once they’ve paid other expenses like rent and food, said Jon Peacock, research director of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families.

“As a general rule, they’re going to be really strapped to do it,” Peacock said. “They won’t scrape together the money unless they really need it.”

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