Wisconsin and other states that rejected Medicaid expansion could lose big under Senate health care plan


As the Senate prepares to vote on health care, the possibility looms that Wisconsin could lose billions of dollars over time, because some of the same congressional Republicans who thought Medicaid expansion under Obamacare was a bad idea are poised to penalize those states that refused to do so. Like Wisconsin. > Madison.com

Johnson slams new health care bill in NYT op-ed


The Senate legislation introduced last week to repeal and replace Obamacare falls short of addressing systemic problems in the U.S. health care industry, Sen. Ron Johnson wrote in a New York Times op-ed published Monday. You can read it here.

Sen. Johnson holding telephone town hall today at 5:30


In light of his stated desire to gain constituent input before supporting the Senate health care bill, Sen. Ron Johnson this weekend scheduled a telephone town hall, to be held today at 5:30 p.m. All Wisconsinites are invited, but anyone interested in listening in or asking questions needs to sign up here.

Protestors gathered in front of GOP offices in Milwaukee, Superior and Green Bay this weekend

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Protesting both the House and Senate health care bills, groups of Wisconsinites gathered in front of at least three federal lawmakers’ offices this weekend. The groups demonstrated in front of Sen. Ron Johnson’s Milwaukee office, Rep. Sean Duffy’s Superior office, and Rep. Mike Gallagher’s Green Bay office.

Walker backs Johnson’s opposition to GOP health bill


Gov. Walker says he supports Sen. Ron Johnson’s opposition to the Senate health care bill at this point. Walker told reporters he hopes the bill can be changed to help protect the system in place in Wisconsin. > Wisconsin Public Radio