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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at a Nov. 14, 2013, press conference where he announced his plan to delay the changes to BadgerCare eligibility. The changes will take effect on April 1, 2014, three months after the originally set date, Jan. 1, 2014. (Photo by M.P. King, Wisconsin State Journal)

Minnesota, Wisconsin diverge on health care

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By Nora G. Hertel and James Nord

People in Wisconsin and Minnesota living just barely above the poverty line are about to see their health care fortunes change -- in opposite directions.

Lisa Nerenhausen is one of those people.

Nerenhausen and her husband, who live in Appleton, will likely lose their Medicaid coverage when the state changes its eligibility standards in response to the Affordable Care Act.

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