Statements about Medicaid

"Federal government reneging" on Medicaid payments to Wisconsin caused about $240 million in extra costs in the 2013-’15 state budget.

"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."  

"The state budget has actually grown by $4.6 billion under" Gov. Scott Walker’s actions.

Wisconsin is "not walking away from a dime" in federal funds by rejecting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.

"Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government."

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.

Says critics who say he cut Medicaid are wrong; his budget added $1.2 billion to the program  

"Taxpayers pay for roughly 45 percent of all births in Wisconsin! And 60 percent of the births in Milwaukee!!!"

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