IGT Expansion--A Delicate Partnership
Recognizing the State’s GPR budget concerns,
WAHSA, the Wisconsin Counties Association and the
Wisconsin Health Care Association first suggested
the expanded IGT option. These associations have
signed an agreement to support the Governor’s IGT
budget and pledge not to seek additional 2001-2003
Medicaid Trust funds beyond the levels
recommended by the Governor.
IGT expansion can not occur without county
participation. Any substantive modification or
expansion of the IGT agreement reflected in the
Governor's budget could be viewed by counties as
reason to opt out of the IGT program and not transfer
funds after the first year, effectively
    stopping the program.