January 17, 2017


Walker, health execs: State shouldn't lose from Obamacare repeal

By: Jason Stein | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 12, 2017

Madison — Gov. Scott Walker and state health care executives are pushing to ensure that an Obamacare repeal doesn't disadvantage Wisconsin compared with states that embraced the law — an issue with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

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Republicans revising timing on Obamacare replacement

By: Jason Stein | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 14, 2017

Madison — As Wisconsin Republicans take up the massive task of repealing and replacing Obamacare, they're still working out the most basic elements of how — and when — to do it.

It Seems to Me: Competitive model works for Wisconsin

By:  Peter Farrow | Leader-Telegram | January 15, 2017

In the near future, the Wisconsin Group Insurance Board, or GIB, will consider several options for the ongoing State Group Health Program, which provides health care coverage for state and local public employees.

Specialty doctors move to Wausau area

By: Nora G. Hertel, USA Today Network-WI | Wausau Daily Herald | January 12, 2017

WESTON - Dr. Srikanth Padma's grandfather died of liver cancer while he was in medical school in India. That loss motivated him to focus his studies on surgery.

Milwaukee start-up makes health care more efficient

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 12, 2017

Treating a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the knee can cost anywhere from $11,001 to $27,489 in the Milwaukee area.

Could Wisconsin’s System Replace Obamacare? 

By: Steven Walters | Urban Milwaukee | January 16, 2017

As Washington Republicans – in the administration of soon-to-be President Donald Trump and in Congress – scramble to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some Wisconsin officials offer this advice: Consider Wisconsin’s plan that has offered the state’s sickest residents health insurance for more than 30 years.


Trump Health Secretary Pick’s Longtime Foes: Big Government and Insurance Companies

By: Abby Goodnough | The New York Times | January 16, 2017

ROSWELL, Ga. — It was 1 in the morning, and the orthopedic surgeon on call was preparing to operate on a woman whose foot had been shattered in a car wreck, after hours of tending to other patients.

How to Treat Opioid Drug Users

Letters to the Editor | The New York Times | January 17, 2017

Re “Let Opioid Users Inject in Hospitals” (Op-Ed, Jan. 6) 


UW Hospital set record for kidney, liver transplants in 2016

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | January 15, 2017

After Cheryl Stedman got on the waiting list for a kidney transplant at UW Hospital in 2015, she figured she’d have to wait a year or two to get one.

Christopher Sprowl named president of SSM Health Dean Medical Group

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | January 10, 2017

Dr. Christopher Sprowl has been named president of SSM Health Dean Medical Group, SSM Health announced Tuesday.