Rock Co. Board tables Medicaid referendum

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JANESVILLE - The effort to add an advisory referendum for Rock County voters over Medicaid expansion has been tabled for a second time, with the board voting Thursday evening to table the matter indefinitely.

On July 11, the board voted 12-11 to delay the vote on the non-binding referendum to get more information on the impact of the state expanding Medicaid funding.

On Thursday, the board voted 15-11 to table the matter indefinitely due to uncertainty surrounding statewide efforts regarding Medicaid. On Monday, Wisconsin Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-West Point, and Rep. Daniel Riemer, D-Milwaukee introduced a standalone bill to expand Medicaid eligibility to 133% of the federal poverty level and to accept additional federal funding as allowed under the Affordable Care Act.

The GOP-controlled state Legislature has repeatedly opposed accepting federal Medicaid funding for expansion efforts.

Any referendum to be placed on the April 2020 ballot would need to be approved by the end of January, according to Rock County Clerk Lisa Tollefson.

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