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Health care reform
December 1, 2009
Wisconsinites evenly split on plans for health care reform
Wisconsinites are almost evenly split on the congressional plans for health care reform. Forty-six percent of those questioned in the latest UW-Madison Badger Poll said they're against the proposals considered on Capitol Hill, based on what they've heard and read about them. Forty-four...
December 1, 2009 - 1:45pm
November 9, 2009
Health care reform approved by U.S. House; Wisconsin reports party-line vote
The U.S. Senate may not pass health care reform any time soon. Moderates and conservatives say they have the votes to wage a filibuster against the government-run insurance option approved by the House on Saturday night. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is looking for middle ground,...
November 9, 2009 - 9:00am
November 2, 2009
Some families would see tax increase under Senate version of health care reform
A number of Wisconsin families would get an immediate tax increase under the Senate Finance Committee's version of health care reform. It would start taxing health plans which cost $21,000 a year for family coverage, and $8,000 for singles beginning in 2013. The House Democratic...
November 2, 2009 - 9:04am
October 28, 2009
Letter: Question health care reform boldly, he says
TO THE EDITOR: Health care reform is important and very much needed. It is doubtful that anyone would argue with that, but have you ever wondered how our government can promise to cover tens of millions more people and yet it be "deficit neutral" as our president has promised? Here's...
October 28, 2009 - 8:46am
October 23, 2009
Health care options seen by Ellsworth benefits administrator
Health care options seen by benefits administrator By Bill Kirk Until recently, Linda Hines of EBAS (Employee Benefits Administration Services)...
October 23, 2009 - 3:16pm
August 27, 2009
Large crowds rally in Green Bay and Madison on national health care
The debate on national health care reform was heard loud and clear at two large events in Wisconsin last night. More than 1,700 opponents of the current House reform package attended a discussion in Middleton, held by the conservative Americans for Prosperity. And around 450 supporters...
August 27, 2009 - 9:01am
August 25, 2009
Lawmaker suggests scraping proposed health care for compromise bill
House Republican Paul Ryan says Congress should scrap the proposed health care reform bill, and start talking about a compromise. But during three appearances in Waukesha County Monday, he told fellow conservatives he didn't know how to stop Democrats from ramming through their...
August 25, 2009 - 9:00am
August 19, 2009
Be respectful over health care reform debate, he says
TO THE EDITOR: These days, there are a lot of strange ideas about President Obama's proposed reform of the health care system floating around. According to some of the current misinformation, health care reform bills before Congress would require everything from public financing...
August 19, 2009 - 1:04pm
Federal health changes will cost state
ST. PAUL - Minnesota leaders are bracing for a fiscal fallout as federal policymakers debate health-care reform proposals costing $1 trillion. Most...
August 19, 2009 - 7:24am
August 18, 2009
Feingold promotes public option on health care reform
U.S. Senator Russ Feingold says he is not interested in passing health care reform in name only. The Wisconsin Democrat says a plan that doesn't include a public option is not a reform plan. Feingold says the government-sponsored public insurance option has to be present in any...
August 18, 2009 - 9:00am
Kline rejects Walz meeting offer
ST. PAUL - Don't plan to attend a health-care reform meeting with U.S. Reps. Tim Walz and John Kline standing side by side. Kline's office questions the real reason for the Walz invitation for a joint public meeting. "That we received his invitation on the same day it was released...
August 18, 2009 - 7:35am
August 12, 2009
Almost 1,000 people cheer and boo through health care reform meeting in Milwaukee
Almost 1,000 people cheered and booed through a meeting on health care reform held in Milwaukee Wednesday by House Democrat Gwen Moore. A federal marshal was among the security on hand, and while audience members sometimes argued amongst themselves, no one was ejected.
August 12, 2009 - 10:20am
'Reforma' not a GOP cure
ST. PAUL - With light music and a soothing voice in the background, a content couple leaps into the air and another happy couple sits in a meadow...
August 12, 2009 - 7:22am
July 27, 2009
Hundreds attend Milwaukee rally to urge Congress to pass health reform
Hundreds of people attended a Milwaukee rally yesterday to urge Congress to pass health care reform. House Democrat Gwen Moore told the crowd that 14,000 Americans are losing their jobs every day. And that's boosting the number of people losing access to health coverage or the...
July 27, 2009 - 9:05am
July 22, 2009
Lawmaker joins medical staff in supporting health care reform
Congressman Steve Kagen joined doctors and nurses Tuesday in supporting the House version of health care reform. The Appleton Democrat and former allergist rebuffed critics of the massive plan, saying they're on the "side of the American people." Kagen said the House plan has...
July 22, 2009 - 9:00am