Feds ordered Walker to lift cap on Family Care
Good publicity turned bad for Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday when details of a letter from the federal government cast doubt on his motivations for lifting the cap on a state safety net for elderly and disabled residents.
On Wednesday, flanked by advocates for the state's needy population, the governor announced he was lifting the cap on Family Care and would offer legislation to expand by $80 million the program that keeps the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes. The changes had been in the works for month.
But on Thursday the State Journal obtained a copy of a Dec. 13 letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ordering the state to lift the cap and immediately enroll people not enrolled since Walker capped the program in July.Read more: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/feds-ordered-walker-to-lift-cap-on-family-care/article_df4458ec-323b-11e1-9bf0-001871e3ce6c.html#ixzz1hyZ4SRvs