Governor Jim Doyle says Wisconsin is showing what can be done to reform health care. Doyle says all you have to do is look at the tremendous response to the BadgerCare Plus program for adults without children: 500 to 600 people a day have applied for the program since it was unveiled in mid-June.
As as example of what could be done, Doyle says extending BadgerCare Plus to people at 300 or 400 percent of poverty would mean nearly everyone who wants health care coverage would have it.
Doyle says state’s can’t go it alone on health care reform, and D.C. policy makers ought to look to Wisconsin to see what works. Enrollment in the BadgerCare Plus core program for adults without children will be suspended on Friday.