Governor Walker’s Plan To Drug-Test Food Stamp Recipients, CVS-Aetna Merger

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The proposed merger of pharmacy chain CVS and health insurance company Aetna has the potential to reshape health care in America. An expert talks about the effect it could have on consumers and how the deal will fare with regulators. We also talk to a state capitol reporter about the governor’s proposal to drug-test some food stamp recipients in Wisconsin.

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  • Governor Walker Moves Forward With Drug-Testing Some Food Stamp Recipients

    Governor Scott Walker submitted a plan to drug-test able-bodied recipients of the state’s food stamp program, called Food Share. Advocates for the needy in Wisconsin say this move will likely face a legal challenge. We get the details from a state capitol reporter.

    What do you think about the plan to drug-test Food Share recipients? Do you think there will be a legal challenge? How do you think this could change things for Wisconsin? What do you think about the governor’s thought that this will get more people into the workforce?

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  • The $69 Billion CVS, Aetna Merger Could Alter The Healthcare Landscape

    CVS Pharmacy announced this weekend it would acquire health insurer Aetna in a $69 billion deal. The merger would be one of the biggest deals of its kind in history and could change the healthcare field in the country, if it goes through. We speak with health and business reporter Carolyn Johnson of the Washington Post to learn more.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Jason Stein Guest
  • Carolyn Y. Johnson Guest