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Walker signs bill affecting Medicaid timing

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Walker signed a bill Thursday changing the timing of Medicaid coverage for some people in Wisconsin.

It creates a three month coverage delay.

In April, 77,000 people just above the federal poverty line will lose Medicaid coverage.

That was supposed to happen this month.

The bill also pushed back by three months when 83,000 childless adults will begin receiving Medicaid.    

Anyone who qualifies for BadgerCare could receive it through March 31, if they apply before February 1.

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