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Future of WI Medicare uncertain

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Gov. Walker's Health Secretary says no decision has been made yet on whether Wisconsin will seek a voluntary expansion of medicaid services.

Right now, it's provided through the federal health care overhaul.

The Health Secretary has said that answer won't be revealed until the Governor introduces his budget in February.

The expansion is set to happen in 2014 unless states opt out.

Mr. Walker has been critical of the expansion, raising concerns about how much it would cost the state.

The Secretary says the state will pay more for its health care programs under the federal law, but he did not have final estimates.

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