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Doyle highlights record on health insurance



MADISON (AP) -- Gov. Jim Doyle did very little looking back in his final State of the State speech Tuesday.


The Democrat is in the final year of his second term and is not seeking a third.

He did take time to tout the expansion of health care programs in the state during his tenure. The growth in BadgerCare programs put Wisconsin in position to have 98 percent of all residents covered by health insurance.

Doyle is proposing a new basic coverage plan for about 21,000 childless adults who are currently on a waiting list for a more expansive plan. The plan is designed to pay for itself through premiums paid by those enrolled, but it needs legislative approval.

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