articles tagged "federal government"

50 Years of the War on Poverty

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | buzz
Lyndon Johnson signing the Medicare bill in 1965.

After 50 years of the War on Poverty, both the government programs it created and poverty are still around. Who’s winning? more »

Affordable Care Act in the Midwest

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | buzz
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Kathleen Falk served as Dane County Executive from her first election in 1997 until 2011. In September of this year, she took a post as the Region 5 Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, serving the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Part of her job responsibilities include the midwest rollout of the Affordable Care Act, which began going into effect this October. Falk joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on November 19, 2013 to clear the air on Affordable Care. more »

Federal Shutdown Threatens Basic Science Research

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 | buzz
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With Congress and the White House at loggerheads over the fate of funding for the Affordable Care Act, many federal employees remain idle and all sorts of government funding has stopped flowing. And that includes money for basic science research. Laura Kiessling of UW Madison explains why that matters. more »

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