From Think Progress:
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has rejected more than $9 million in grants from the Affordable Care Act that would have “focused on fighting drug and alcohol abuse; assessing health impacts of public policies; and signing up state residents who qualify for state health programs.”
The next county down has the state record for number of beer cans in the ditches per mile for the country, or something. And they think it’s something to be proud of. A friend who signed up for Badger Care Basic, or whatever the Medicaid buy-in is called, thought it was outrageously expensive at $135 a month; it’s now $250, and she hasn’t had a raise in that year-and-a-half.
The silver lining here is that every health-care provider in the state whole-heartedly agrees with me: Scott Walker is truly a jerk.