Gov. Walker wants to see cost of House health care proposal

Gov. Walker wants to see cost of House health care proposal

Gov. Scott Walker says he wants to see the cost of the House Republican bill to overhaul the federal health care law to see how it would affect Wisconsin.

Walker spent a second day Wednesday refusing to endorse the bill as introduced by fellow Wisconsin Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. Walker calls the proposal a “work in progress” and says he expects many changes in the days and weeks ahead before a vote is taken.

Walker says it is “unconventional” that House committees are moving ahead with the bill before an official cost estimate is prepared.

Walker is also chairman of the Republican Governors Association. He’s worked with governors to draft an alternative plan to put states in charge of their Medicaid programs but require the federal government to continue financing them.

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