Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
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Chamber's Johnson Questions Health Care Reform Plan FOX News
FOX News aired an interview with the U.S. Chamber's Randel Johnson. He discussed health care reform. Watch the video | Take Action Now
Obama, AMA At Odds Over Health Care Reform The Washington Times
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce told a Senate panel that current proposals are "not reform."
"It would make the system even worse for employers and those who value free-market competition," said Randel Jackson, the chamber's vice president of labor, immigrant and employee benefits. Read more | Take Action Now
CBO Says Kennedy Plan Would Cost At Least $1 Trillion, Leave 36 Million Uninsured The Associated Press
A leading health care bill under consideration in Congress would cost the government an estimated $1 trillion over the next decade and reduce the ranks of the uninsured by about one-third, or 16 million individuals, congressional budget officials said Monday in a preliminary estimate.
In a letter to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas W. Elmendorf said the estimate was based on major provisions contained in an incomplete draft of the bill. He noted that "taking all of its provisions into account could change our assessment of the proposal's effects on the budget and insurance coverage rates though probably not by substantial amounts relative to the net costs already identified." Read more | Take Action Now
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