Governor Scott Walker has expressed his hope in the Trump administration’s ability to make “meaningful reforms” to Medicaid. Other Republican governors have called on Congress to spare Medicaid from deep cuts as part of the repeal of Obamacare.
Gov. Walker has still not committed to supporting the ACA repeal and replace bill championed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, though he has advocated for more flexibility being given to the states in administering the program.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price recently sent a letter to Gov. Walker and other governors, saying: “Today, we commit to ushering in a new era for the federal and state Medicaid partnership where states have more freedom to design programs that meet the spectrum of diverse needs of their Medicaid population.” Read the full letter here.