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July 21, 2009 In The News

Is the health care debate really Obama's Waterloo? Ben Smith of Politico discusses the battle lines being drawn in Washington.

Then, Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI), discusses what centrist Democrats want from health care legislation, and why he voted against the bill last Friday.


July 19, 2009 In The News

Over the past several weeks, President Barack Obama and some congressional leaders have cited Mayo Clinic and other medical group practices as "a great value" for your health care dollar: high-quality care at costs that are significantly less than other parts of the country.

July 18, 2009 In The News

A local lawmaker hopes congress takes time to get a health care reform bill right.

On Friday, the House Ways and Means Committee voted 23 to 18 in favor of a health care bill. Rep. Ron Kind was one of three democrats to vote against a health care reform bill.

July 15, 2009 In The News

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July 14, 2009 In The News

Western Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind may not be a household name in health care policy. But as efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system move toward a climax this summer, sources inside and outside Congress say the moderate Democrat has quietly carved out a notable role.

July 6, 2009 In The News

Two relatively new loan programs were among the topics addressed Monday during a discussion led by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, at UW-Eau Claire.

July 2, 2009 In The News

Mickey Judkins has nine employees for her women's clothing business in Eau Claire. She can afford to pay health insurance for only two of them; the others have to rely on coverage from spouses' plans.

Jim Meyers owns an auto parts business in Eau Claire and has seen costs to insure his employees increase 20 percent per year in recent years.

July 1, 2009 In The News

DODGEVILLE, Wis. -- While health care has been getting plenty of discussion on a national level, an area community was chiming in on Tuesday.

In Dodgeville, health care is available for all whether or not they have insurance. For three years, a free clinic has provided help, but that doesn't mean residents don't want the health care system changed.

June 18, 2009 In The News

GREENWOOD -- Local dairy farmers are losing about $100 a month for each cow milked on their farm, said a Greenwood man who has lobbied lawmakers in the nation's capital for more support.