- Governor Scott Walker rejected federal money for Medicaid expansion, but some counties feel differently.
Twenty Wisconsin counties want the state to be a conduit for federal health care funds.
The counties want to negotiate directly with the federal government for low-income health care dollars.
The counties have sent a letter to state health secretary Kitty Rhoades, asking for the option.
The Republican Legislature went along with Walker's budget, rejecting 12-billion dollars in federal money over 10 years.
Instead, Walker's plan would increase the number of BadgerCare recipients, while tightening income restrictions for others.
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