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Walker: Wisconsin Will Not Suffer From Graham-Cassidy

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By    |   Friday, 22 September 2017 02:34 PM

Wisconsin will do very well if a healthcare bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy passes, as it did not take the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, Gov. Scott Walker said Friday.

"We did not set up a state exchange and yet we covered everyone living in poverty for the first time in our state's history," Walker told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "That's because states are more effective and more efficient and more accountable than the federal government, not just in Wisconsin but all across America. Governors for years have said give us the money back and we will make it work not only on healthcare but other issues. This is our chance to do just that."

Many states, such as Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, and California are saying they'll get less money for their healthcare needs, but Walker said when you look at the facts, there should be a "pretty equal or as close to equal amount spent. "

Over the next decade, or by 2026 there will come a point where every American will receive about the same amount per person, when it comes to federal healthcare dollars.

Walker said he'd rather keep the money in states, though, rather than in Washington and "getting pennies back on the dollar."

"That's what this is all about, sending the dollars right back to the states and ultimately to the people, like our founders intended," Walker said.

People hate Washington, he also said, because people there think they know better than people at the state and local level what is needed.

"The bottom line the bill, as Lindsey Graham said, requires pre-existing conditions be covered," Walker said. "Governors and lawmakers across America spend more time in their states and districts than do the folks in Washington who live in that bubble 68 square miles surrounded by reality."

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