October 25, 2016
More than 37,000 in Wisconsin could lose health insurance on the exchange next year
By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | October 19, 2016
More than 37,000 people in Wisconsin are expected to lose health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s federal exchange next year because some insurers are leaving the exchange, the state Office of the Commissioner of Insurance said Tuesday.
Wisconsinites Looking For Health Insurance On Marketplace Have Fewer Options This Year
By: Shamane Mills | Wisconsin Public Radio | October 19, 2016
People in Wisconsin buying health insurance on the federal marketplace known as Healthcare.gov will have fewer choices this year because several insurers have pulled out of the exchange due to low profits.
Panel: Healthcare.gov will stabilize in the long run
By: Staff | Wisconsin Health News | October 19, 2016
Health insurance CEOs predicted that the exchange would stabilize in the long run at a Wisconsin Health News panel Tuesday.
Getting Dental Care Can Be A Challenge For People With Disabilities
By: Alison Kodjak | Wisconsin Public Radio | October 24, 2016
At the Marshfield Clinic dental center in Chippewa Falls, Wis., hygienist Karen Aslinger is getting her room ready. It's all quite routine — covering the chair's headrest with plastic, opening instruments, wiping down trays.
Wisconsin Preventing Children's Cavities Better Than Most States
By: Shamane Mills | Wisconsin Public Radio | October 20, 2016
According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, only 40 percent of children ages 6-11 in the United States have dental sealants, a coating that helps prevent cavities.
VA treats patients’ impatience with clinical pharmacists
By: Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News | USA Today | October 24, 2016
MADISON, WIS. – Something astonishing has happened in the past year to outpatient treatment at the Veterans Affairs hospital here.
3 State Hospital Associations Form Safety Pact
By: Staff | HealthLeaders Media | October 21, 2016
Great Lakes Partners for Patients pools resources to improve patient safety and reduce HAIs and readmissions.
With Nowhere To Turn, More Psychiatric Patients Are Ending Up In The ER
By: Erin Schumaker | The Huffington Post | October 21, 2016
The emergency room is a brutal last resort for people with mental illness, but many end up there because they have nowhere else to turn.
More employers are offering telemedicine, but why aren't workers using it?
By: Lisa Schencker | Chicago Tribune | October 7, 2016
Precious Witherspoon's throat felt increasingly raw and her head began to hurt as the workday wore on.
As Medicaid loses stigma, election may cloud its future
By: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Associated Press | October 24, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicaid, often stigmatized among government health care programs, is finally coming into its own.
Millions of Men Are Missing From the Job Market
By: The Editorial Board | The New York Times | October 16, 2016
Economists have long struggled to explain why a growing proportion of men in the prime of their lives are not employed or looking for work. A new study has found that nearly half of these men are on painkillers and many are disabled.
Report: More than half of mentally ill U.S. adults get no treatment
By: Amy Ellis Nutt | The Washington Post | October 19, 2016
Mental Health America just released its annual assessment of Americans with mental illness, the treatment they receive and the resources available to them — and the conclusions are sobering.
Rural hospitals lead in infection prevention
By: Zack Budryk | FierceHealthcare | October 24, 2016
Advocates have long protested that federal regulations unfairly penalize rural and safety-net providers for factors beyond their control, but new research suggests rural providers are ahead on care coordination and infection prevention.
ThedaCare examines 5 potential hospital sites
By: Ethan Safran, USA Today Network-Wisconsin | Post-Crescent | October 21, 2016
APPLETON - ThedaCare is in the midst of a detailed analysis of five sites for a potential new regional hospital, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin has learned.