In Minn. — Where Walker Unveiled His Health Care Plan — Studies Find Premiums Are Lower Than In Wis.
Local news outlets offered varying takes on GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker's detailed Obamacare replacement plan. He outlined his approach in Minnesota, the state next door to his home state of Wisconsin.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
Gov. Walker Tours Brooklyn Center Machine Shop, Touts Obamacare Replacement
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed a replacement to President Obama’s health care law Tuesday at a Brooklyn Center machine shop, using an important policy speech to establish an early political foothold in a neighboring state he hopes can boost his Republican presidential prospects. ... Walker noted how, as Wisconsin governor, he rejected federal Medicaid dollars offered under the new law, and increased the income threshold under which a family of four is eligible for coverage under Medicaid. Over the same period, Minnesota, under DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, has increased public coverage availability for low-income residents. (Condon, 8/18)
Minnesota Public Radio:
Walker Says His Health Plan Puts Families 'Back In Charge'
When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to Minnesota to unveil his alternative to the Affordable Care Act, he did not mention that health premiums are a lot lower in Minnesota than they are in Wisconsin. (Zdechlik, 8/19)
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Scott Walker Unveils Health Care Plan, Emphasizing Obamacare Repeal
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker vowed Tuesday to seek a replacement for President Barack Obama's signature health care law on his first day in the White House, trying to draw a sharp contrast with Republicans in Congress who have yet to act on a repeal. (Spicuzza and Stein, 8/18)