Wisconsin awarded $32 million for improvements made to BadgerCare

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by Chris Patterson

MADISON -- The federal government is awarding the State of Wisconsin $32 million for improving children's access to health care through BadgerCare. The BadgerCare program is Wisconsin's program to provide medical insurance to kids have none.

Wisconsin Council on Children and Families Executive Director Ken Taylor says, "Today's announcement is great news for Wisconsin."

Wisconsin is one of 23 states getting a performance bonus. Taylor says, "Wisconsin's large bonus the tremendous profess our state has made, thanks to the leadership of lawmakers in both parties..."

This is the fourth year Wisconsin received performance bonus awards, the state did not qualify in 2009. Sweeping changes in 2010 improved the BadgerCare Plus program, putting Wisconsin back in the running for performance bonuses.

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