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Family Care program to expandSubmitted: 04/22/2014
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - A state program that provides in-home care for the elderly and disabled will expand to seven more Wisconsin counties.

Republican Governor Scott Walker announced in December of 2011 his administration would lift an enrollment cap on Family Care.

The program was also to be expanded to the 15 counties that don't currently offer it.

Walker said Monday the state is finally ready to start expanding the program to Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto and Shawano counties.

The expansion would include nearly 25-hundred people who use county-run programs.

There are nearly a thousand more who are on waiting lists for county services.

State health officials say it could take another year to get the program going in those counties.

(Copyright 2014 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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