State News Roundup, Bipartisan Alzheimer’s Legislation, Presidential Vacations

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Health insurance company Moline announced it will pull out of the Wisconsin marketplace set up through the Affordable Care Act next year. We get the details on the decision and check in on other top Wisconsin stories from the week. As President Trump departs for a 17-day vacation, we learn about the history of presidential vacations and what happens when the President is on break. We also learn about a bipartisan effort in the state capital to improve care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For August 4, 2017

    On Wednesday Moline Healthcare announced it won’t sell health plans next year on the Wisconsin marketplace set up through the Affordable Care Act. A news editor joins us to talk about this and other top Wisconsin news from the past week, including the start of the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair.

  • Bi-Partisan Effort Yields Alzheimer's Legislation

    We talk with Republican Representative Mike Rohrkaste about his bi-partisan work with Democratic Representative Dianne Hesselbein on Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Rep. Rohrkaste talks about findings from the Alzheimer’s task force and what’s next for dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related issues in Wisconsin.

  • When The President Goes On Vacation

    President Trump will leave for a 17-day vacation today. In the past, he has criticized former President Obama’s time off and more recently called for Congress to cancel its August recess until it repealed the Affordable Care Act. We talk to a historian about the tradition of presidential vacations, and how President Trump’s time away from the White House fits in.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Mike Rohrkaste Guest
  • Kenneth C. Davis Guest