Walker Calls for Special Session in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called for a special session to take place on Dec. 2 so legislators can grant people more time to transition from one health care plan to another, reports StateTrack’s Alex Manuel Moya. The three-month extension will give 77,500 Wisconsinites until April to exit BadgerCare Plus, the state’s health care coverage plan, prior to entering the federal insurance market.

“The federal government failed to get its website fully operational, and it is irresponsible to force some Wisconsinites to pay the price for the federal government’s failure,” Walker said in a statement.

In addition, the governor has announced a three-month extension of the state’s high-risk coverage program, the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan, which is scheduled to end on Dec. 31.