Medicare and Medicaid changes, Future of hemp in Wisconsin

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2018 was Wisconsin’s first year of legalized hemp production.
Wisconsin’s first year of legalized hemp production, in 2018, was subject to analysis in the “2019 Wisconsin Hemp Marketing Study.” Renk Agribusiness Institute

First, an independent health insurance broker answers questions about navigating Medicare and Medicaid plans amid open enrollment. Later, a hemp farmer details the state of hemp growth and cultivation in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin health insurance broker explains Medicare and Medicaid changes

    The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services recently selected 10 drugs to undergo price negotiations. A Wisconsin health insurance broker explains what negotiations could mean for enrollees. Plus, we hear what people should know now that Medicaid’s continuous enrollment condition is over.

  • Hemp industry regulations remain unclear without a house speaker

    The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill included hemp production regulations. It expired in September and is due for renewal, but congressional legislation is at a standstill after Kevin McCarthy was voted out as the House speaker. We talk to a Wisconsin hemp farmer about the unclear future of the hemp industry.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Sadie Tuescher Guest
  • Alex Mootz Guest

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