October 31, 2017


Open enrollment period begins — and, at least for now, Obamacare isn't dead

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | October 30, 2017

The annual open-enrollment period for health plans sold on marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act begins Wednesday, and for people who don't get their insurance through an employer, it promises to be chaotic.

ThedaCare contracts with Common Ground for ACA marketplace plans

By: Madeleine Behr | Post-Crescent | October 30, 2017

APPLETON - ThedaCare patients with health plans through the Affordable Care Act now have Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative as an insurance option, ThedaCare announced Monday.

Menomonee Falls HS Healthcare Academy prepares students for future healthcare careers

By: Alec Johnson | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | October 31, 2017

Imagine wanting to explore a career in the healthcare field and gain experiences both in and outside the classroom.


U.S. Hospitals Wrestle With Shortages of Drug Supplies Made in Puerto Rico

By: Katie Thomas | The New York Times | October 23, 2017

One of the workhorses of Clarke County Hospital, a 25-bed facility in rural Osceola, Iowa, is an unassuming product known as a Mini-Bag.

Confusion clouds open enrollment with Republicans still eager to dismantle Obamacare

By: Paul Demko, Rachana Pradhan and Adam Cancryn | POLITICO | October 29, 2017

Obamacare is about to have its worst open-enrollment season ever — and that’s no accident. President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress still aim to dismantle the 2010 law. Making it look bad helps their cause, even as they’ve failed repeatedly to repeal or replace Obamacare.

The Adolescence of Telehealth

By: Philip Betbeze | HealthLeaders Media | October 29, 2017

Despite a catchy name, telehealth isn't exactly cutting-edge technology. Really, very few of the components needed to make it work are in the vanguard of innovation for either healthcare or technology.

C.D.C. Panel Recommends a New Shingles Vaccine

By: Sheila Kaplan | The New York Times | October 25, 2017

WASHINGTON — In an unusually close vote, an advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday recommended the use of a new vaccine to prevent shingles over an older one that was considered less effective.


ThedaCare to renovate Appleton, Neenah hospitals

By: Brittany Ford | Fox 11 News | October 25, 2017

NEENAH (WLUK) -- The Fox Valley's largest health company will keep its two hospitals in Appleton and Neenah.