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Wisconsin health official defends food stamp work rule

Wisconsin's top health official told lawmakers Wednesday that 64,000 adults who lost food stamp benefits because they didn't meet a work requirement made a deliberate choice and "I don't think we kicked anybody off."

Department of Health Services Secretary Linda Seemeyer also refused to promise that the state's popular prescription drug program from seniors, SeniorCare, would continue beyond the current two-year budget. She made the comments during testimony before the Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee.

Seemeyer's testimony came on the second of three days of budget briefings where lawmakers quiz members of Gov. Scott Walker's administration...