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Rep. Wachs statement on Walker health care announcement

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MADISON (Press Release) - Representative Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) issued the following statement regarding Governor Walker's announcement that he will not accept federal funds that would fully fund BadgerCare:

"I'm extremely disappointed that the Governor has chosen extreme partisan politics over the needs of hard-working Wisconsin families.  Accepting the federal funding available to Wisconsin under the Affordable Care Act would not only have given these families the healthcare coverage that they need and deserve, but it would have also saved millions of dollars in uncompensated care costs for Wisconsin taxpayers as well as created thousands of jobs.   Unfortunately, the Governor chose to ignore the needs of Wisconsin citizens.  This should be a bipartisan issue, and I urge my Republican legislative colleagues to do the right thing and pass the Strengthen BadgerCare bill, which was recently introduced and of which I am proud to be a co-sponsor.  We can still do the right thing, and the time is now."

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