Walker signs state healthcare bill in Green Bay

Posted at 8:35 PM, Jul 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-29 21:35:25-04

Governor Scott Walker came to Green Bay Sunday to announce approval of the state's new health care stability plan.

Walker said that it will lead to lower premium rates in the state's individual health insurance market.

The Governor said that he took these steps after Washington failed to act on the issue.

He expects premiums on the individual market to drop 3.5% from where they are today.

"That means more choices, and that's part of the reason why premiums will go down," Walker said. "So, more choices, better healthcare. This is a good day for Wisconsin and one of many steps on healthcare we're going to make going forward."

The plan will go into effect January 2019.

After the announcement, the state's Democratic Party said Republican sabotage of the health care law is why premiums are what they are at currently.

They said in a statement - "Scott Walker claims premiums are going down but they are rising by $1400. He's a typical politician in an election year saying up is down and down is up."