People came armed with numbers, to the hearing the Joint Finance committee conducted on Gov. Walker's proposed budget for the state, for the next two years. And many wanted to testify about health care issues.
Carl Ott of Brookfield told the legislators that many Wisconsinites suffered when the governor, a few years ago, rejected federal money to allow people earning up 133% of the poverty line, to take part in Medicaid programs. Instead, Walker moved all people living above poverty off the state’s low-income health care program, Badger Care, and into the federal marketplace.