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Economic Downturn Means Increased Demands on Budget-Challenged State Health Coverage Initiatives
Date:12/10/2008

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"While Wisconsin received good news with the approval of using federal funds to expand its BadgerCare Plus program, the state is facing a severe financial crisis that could stall efforts to roll out the program statewide," said Ric Gross, HealthLeaders-InterStudy analyst. "While state officials struggle to develop the best possible expansion timeline, they are also hopeful that the incoming Obama administration may provide some relief to states in need."

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