Gov. Walker talks about Health Care Stability Plan

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Governor Scott Walker stopped in La Crosse Monday afternoon to tour the Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare Center for Advanced Medicine.

Walker also talked about his Health Care Stability Plan.

Under the plan, people who have the Affordable Care Act in the individual market would get lower premiums, insurance companies would be prohibited from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and the state's SeniorCare program would request a permanent waiver.

The plan would cost $200 million.

"The kicker is we've set aside $200 million, it's no new taxpayers money, it's $200 million through medicaid was our original plan. Three quarters which we are eligible through the federal government because of the way our market place is here. The other quarter comes from the state and because of some changes and efficiency's we've made in the past, we think we can cover that through the existing amount," said Walker.

Walker also called on the state senate to pass legislation involving pre-existing conditions, which has already passed the state assembly



 
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