Listen: Wisconsin, Legislature, Medicaid discussed on Opening Arguments
"The the new session is like one point seven five to one. So they will absolutely be able to gridlock all of the income governors appointments. And once the governor put somebody up it's one strike in your out. Thanks to this Bill. I'm not remotely close to being done here. So you wanna talk about some of the indefensible things that again, I don't see this being reported everywhere. There is a there's an agency called the national economic Development Corporation, right? Lots of states have this. It's designed to be a public private partnership to encourage enterprise within the state, right? Existing any DC is split six six right there. It's a twelve member body. Six members appointed by the governor six members appointed by the legislature. The new Bill changes that to four members appointed by the governor three members appointed by the legislature, three members appointed by the speaker of the house of rep house of delegates and two appointed by the minority leader. So if you're counting right that's four from the governor six from the. The Republican congress and two from the Democrats in congress. And by the way, the those ladder appointments are not do not no longer serve at the pleasure of the governor. So in other words cannot be dismissed out by the governor. So the governor will not be able to change the composition of the any DC in Wisconsin. Next. The legislature added a requirement that they can request that before any executive agency does anything they can request an independent financial analysis for any rule that any agency proposes to make. So if you think about how that can tie up the state in unbelievable bureaucratic red tape and unnecessary financial costs. That means before you do anything any member of the Republican legislature can request that that agency prepare an economic analysis and and have to go through that entire rigmarole. That's that's going to that is obviously going to be used as a delaying tactic. I keep going on about an all of these provisions are in eighty four it gets worse. Because of course, it gets worse. Eighty six is a poison pill. That is designed to make sure that the next democratic governor of Wisconsin cannot fix the emerging healthcare crisis in Wisconsin. It is loaded. I call this a poison pill Bill it is loaded with provisions that are designed to prevent the governor from doing anything, and let's talk specific in the area of healthcare. And let's talk specifically about what that is. So number one, no executive agency, including health and human services in Wisconsin may submit a request for a renewal a modification a withdraw a suspension a termination of a waiver of a federal law or rule for any pilot program without consent of the legislature. Which is to say, they can't do it at all right because the legislature just can continue to block that. What what is all that pilot program stuff? What that means is that that went our next president. Elizabeth Warren is sworn in in January of twenty twenty one as part of the efforts to rehabilitate the Republican attack on ObamaCare. The warrant administration will introduce all bunch of new pilot programs to try and expand out ObamaCare back to the states and repair some of the damage that's been done over the past couple of years. This Bill will prevent the democratic governor of Wisconsin from adopting and participating in any of those programs without the consent of the legislature. It's so it's going to leave the democratic governor with zero accomplishments in the area of healthcare. The the Bill also requires that I had to look up that that that the governor implement. Badger care reform, which by the way, young as Wisconsin badgers. Right. Whatever. This is Scott Walker's. Successful effort to gut the state's Medicaid to make it harder to apply and to be on Medicaid. And so if you think about expanding, Medicaid, which is what democratic governors have typically done. It is urgently needed in the state of Wisconsin, the incoming governor will not be able to do that. They will be as of as of right now. Prohibited by law under the terms of this afternoon with badgers because Wisconsin is the badger state. So. Oh bajic. I you're literally saying like all this stuff about what it means. Is anyone who receives Medicaid will be thrown into a pit angry badgers? It's part of the it's part of that, you know, this that was the euphemism for Scott Walker's efforts to make it harder for people to qualify for Medicaid, right? This bill. Eight six is loaded with poison."