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9:49 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Why Walker Said 'No' to State-Run Health Insurance Exchange

Gov. Walker announced his decision Friday.
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Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday that Wisconsin will not create its own health insurance exchange, as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. Walker says he will leave the responsibility to the federal government.

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Health & Science
9:03 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Timeline: Health Care Exchange Discussion in Wisconsin

States must tell the federal government by Friday whether they'll create a state-run health exchange.

Update: Gov. Walker announces that Wisconsin will not create its own health insurance exchange.

Gov. Scott Walker has until Friday Nov. 16 to announce whether Wisconsin will create its own health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act. If the state refuses, the federal government will create Wisconsin's exchange.

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Environment
12:29 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Demystifying a Farming Philosophy - Biodynamics

Annual harvest of dandelions on Zinniker farm

Not all, that many years ago, organic farming might have elicited the rolling of eyes. Today, the practice of growing products without chemicals seems common. However, a related approach remains relatively unknown.

Called biodynamics, it involves the use of harvested plants and remains of dead animals. Advocates kicked off a five-day North American conference in Madison on Wednesday.

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence set out to learn more about the farming practice that dates back to the turn of the last century.

She begins at a dandelion harvesting event outside of Elkhorn.

You many find a few descriptions “unsavory.”

Petra Duffner knew nothing about biodynamics – until 1991.

That was the year she took a break from college in her native Germany and landed on this farm in southeastern Wisconsin.



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Health & Science
9:30 am
Thu November 15, 2012

What Kentucky has Learned about Creating a Health Insurance Exchange

Kentucky started planning months ago and shares what it has learned.
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Governor Walker will announce his decision Friday, as to whether Wisconsin will create a state-run health insurance exchange or rely on the federal government to develop a plan.

WUWM inquired about Kentucky’s plan – that state is months ahead in planning its exchange.

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Health & Science
9:24 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Marquette Lecturer: Eventually, Only Fringe Element Will Scorn Health Care Reform Act

Government researcher perceives opposition to ACA dwindling.

While Wisconsin remains among the states yet to take formal steps toward creating a health care exchange, Chris Murray, a lecturer at Marquette University's Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, describes opposition to the Affordable Care Act as waning.

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