Current Status of Medicaid Expansion in State:
State is studying options, leaning "no."
Governor Walker said that the state will not participate in the expansion, but no final decision has been made.
18% of Wisconsin residents are enrolled in Medicaid. 64% of beneficiaries have managed care. The state’s current Medicaid program covers up to 300% FPL depending on the specific program. The Department of Health Services runs the state’s Medicaid program.
Expansion of Medicaid to 133% FPL would be a 21% increase over current enrollment.
It has been widely reported that Governor Walker has decided not to expand Medicaid but there has been no official announcement as of 11/26/12.
· Wisconsin is one the states that sued for repeal of the ACA.
· Prior to the 2012 election, Governor Walker said the state would not waste resources with an implementation that may not stick. Following the election, it is still reported that he will reject the expansion.
· Wisconsin has received an 1115 Waiver to expand coverage for adults without depended children through 200% FPL.