He takes too much credit
Under his leadership, more people in Wisconsin "have access to health care."
No broken promises
"Federal government reneging" on Medicaid payments to Wisconsin caused about $240 million in extra costs in the 2013-’15 state budget.
No evidence it's anywhere near that high
"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."
Figure right; blame misleading
"The state budget has actually grown by $4.6 billion under" Gov. Scott Walker’s actions.
Rejecting expansion hits state taxpayers
Wisconsin is "not walking away from a dime" in federal funds by rejecting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
Plenty of cuts, but growth overall
"Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government."
Study's author begs to differ
A study showed that President Barack Obama’s health-care reforms will "devastate Wisconsin" by pushing people off employer-sponsored insurance, driving up premiums, increasing dependency and making 122,000 people ineligible for Medicaid.
A case of subtraction by addition
Says critics who say he cut Medicaid are wrong; his budget added $1.2 billion to the program
Medicaid does pick up the tab in many cases
"Taxpayers pay for roughly 45 percent of all births in Wisconsin! And 60 percent of the births in Milwaukee!!!"
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