Chronicling my life as Scott Walker threatens Medicaid and my survival.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
The state of Wisconsin will be sending letters next month
to Medicaid recipients who will be losing their coverage under Gov.
Scott Walker's budget.
The letter will tell the
estimated 92,000 people affected how they can purchase federally
subsidized private insurance through the new marketplaces established
under the federal law. Those marketplaces will begin accepting
applications in October and go live in January.
Those losing BadgerCare Medicaid
coverage under Walker's budget are those who earn between 100 percent
and 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Walker rejected federal
money that would have paid to keep those earning up to 138 percent of
poverty enrolled in Medicaid.
State Medicaid director Brett
Davis said Friday those losing coverage will be sent a letter on Sept.
23 telling them of their options.