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Gov. Walker discusses special session on Badgercare

Members of the State Assembly will take up a bill Wednesday that would expand Badgercare through April 1st.
DE PERE, Wis. (WFRV)--Members of the State Assembly will take up a bill Wednesday that would expand Badgercare through April 1st.

As problems continue with healthcare.gov, Governor Walker said he’s determined to ensure no one is left without insurance.

“It was important because of the federal government’s failure to get Obamacare up and running," he said during a press conference Tuesday. 

More than 77,000 people received letters last month informing them they were losing their Badgercare coverage as of December 31st  including an additional 20,000 that were losing their HIRSP insurance.

HIRSP is a high risk insurance pool.

But if this bills passes they could remain covered through the state.

“We wanted to make sure that no one in this state was falling through the cracks.  That people who previously had coverage and would be transitioning into the marketplace, would not fall through the cracks," Walker said.  "It allows us to go forwardand cover everyone living in poverty and it allows us to make sure some people don’t fall through the cracks.”

Democrats argue if Walker had accepted federal money to make a state run website, Wisconsin wouldn’t be faced with these problems.
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