4-18-19 vos not swayed by public opinion on medicaid expansion

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said polls showing public support for Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to expand Medicaid doesn’t sway his opposition to it, amid a new UW-Madison study suggesting it could save up to $100 million a year in Wisconsin.  In a Wednesday interview, Vos, R-Rochester, likened the situation to the 2011 debate over the Act 10 legislation curtailing public sector collective bargaining, during which polls showed public opposition to the measure.  Vos said “Sometimes you have to lead by what you believe in and not just follow public polling,”
Results released last week from the most recent Marquette Law School Poll found 70 percent favor expanding Medicaid as Evers proposed in the next state budget. A previous Marquette poll in January also found public support for the move.