February 21, 2017
Wisconsin companies must cope with a shrinking workforce
By: Arthur Thomas | BizTimes Magazine | February 20, 2017
Imagine if you looked up one day and a quarter of the employees at your company were suddenly gone. They weren’t laid off and the business was still in good shape financially, but one of every four workers was no longer on the staff.
Lawmakers look to protect rural health care
By: Troy Neumann | News8000 | February 15, 2017
TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) - A U.S. senator representing Wisconsin is working to improve health care in rural areas.
Scott Walker push for kids' mental health largest in years
By: Keegan Kyle, USA Today Network-WI | Sheboygan Press | February 16, 2017
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget marks the biggest push in four years to funnel more state dollars into youth mental health programs.
Northern Wisconsin Leaders Lobby Lawmakers During Superior Days
By: Danielle Kaeding | WPR | February 21, 2017
Around 150 people will lobby lawmakers and state agencies on issues important to northern Wisconsin for this year’s Superior Days at the state Capitol in Madison.
They're not dentists; Would you let them fill your cavities?
By: Bob Salsberg, AP | La Crosse Tribune | February 17, 2017
BOSTON — Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting “dental therapists,” professionals with a lower level of training, do the job.
Bipartisan approach on health care needed
By: Jim Mueller | Milwaukee Business Journal | February 17, 2017
Since the Affordable Care Act was signed, partisan divisions have prevented meaningful changes. President Donald Trump and Congress have three options when it comes to dealing with Obamacare.
Mayo Clinic invests in virtual-nurse startup
By: Katharine Grayson | Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal | February 17, 2017
Mayo Clinic has joined in an $8 million round of funding for tech startup Sense.ly, a developer of virtual-nursing technology.
Trump Proposes Change To Keep Insurers In Marketplace
By: Shamane Mills | Wisconsin Public Radio | February 16, 2017
The Trump administration proposed rules Wednesday designed to stabilize the insurance market for those getting policies under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. But critics say it could actually result in fewer people signing up for care under a law Republicans have promised to get rid of.
U.S. hospitals fear restrictions on foreign docs
By: Teresa Welsh, McClatchy Newspapers | Leader-Telegram | February 19, 2017
WASHINGTON — Hospital systems throughout the United States are lining up lawyers to fight President Donald Trump’s restrictions on legal immigration, fearful the White House could limit the number of foreign-born doctors who work in America and cripple their ability to provide necessary care.
GOP Leaders Urge Return To 'High-Risk Insurance Pools' That Critics Call Costly
By: Mark Zdechlik | NPR | February 18, 2017
Some Republicans looking to scrap the Affordable Care Act say monthly health insurance premiums need to be lower for the individuals who have to buy insurance on their own.
House G.O.P. Leaders Outline Plan to Replace Obama Health Care Act
By: Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan | The New York Times | February 16, 2017
WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders on Thursday presented their rank-and-file members with the outlines of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, leaning heavily on tax credits to finance individual insurance purchases and sharply reducing federal payments to the 31 states that have expanded Medicaid eligibility.
Florida Doctors May Discuss Guns With Patients, Court Rules
By: Lizette Alvarez | The New York Times | February 16, 2017
MIAMI — A federal appeals court cleared the way on Thursday for Florida doctors to talk to their patients about gun safety, overturning a 2011 law that pitted medical providers against the state’s powerful gun lobby.
Aurora plans new Manitowoc clinic for 2018
By: USA Today Network-WI | Herald Times Reporter | February 16, 2017
MANITOWOC - Aurora Health Care has announced plans to build an 18,000-square-foot Aurora Health Center on Dewey Street on the south side of Manitowoc.
Froedtert & MCW health data to help train artificially-intelligent IBM imaging system
By: Ben Stanley | BizTimes | February 20, 2017
Hospital system joins global group of 24 health systems, academic medical centers, imaging companies.