Wis. lawmakers OK $298 million in Medicaid cuts

Wisconsin lawmakers approved a plan to save $298 million in Medicaid spending over two years by reducing benefits, increasing premiums and potentially dropping some recipients, which analysts said could leave 65,000 people without coverage. The state must approve the measure by Dec. 31 or, under the state budget approved over the summer, Wisconsin could end up dropping 53,000 adults from the health plans.

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