February 28, 2017
Scott Walker touts state's health care for poor as Obamacare alternative
By: Annysa Johnson | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | February 26, 2017
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker touted the state's program for health insurance coverage for the poor on "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace," calling it "a model of exactly what will happen" under plans to replace Obamacare.
ACA repeal's impact on Medicaid concerns area health care executives
By: Rich Kirchen | Milwaukee Business Journal | February 23, 2017
A top executive with Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin’s largest health care system, says he has major concerns about the impact of an Affordable Care Act repeal on low-income Milwaukee-area residents.
GOP has a broad outline of a plan to replace Obamacare
By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | February 27, 2017
They have a broad outline. They have talking points. But more than a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, congressional Republicans still haven’t offered a detailed plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act.
That Empty Feeling: Local nursing homes close
By: Eric Lindquist | Leader-Telegram | February 25, 2017
Recent closings of two area nursing homes highlight a trend that could spell trouble as baby boomers age into the need for skilled long-term care centers.
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel touts better buy on anti-overdose drug
By: Jason Stein and Ashley Luthern | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | February 23, 2017
MADISON - Some Wisconsin buyers will get discounts on a life-saving drug overdose treatment that is being more widely purchased by public agencies but is also getting increasingly expensive.
Medical College to launch psychiatric care program for expectant mothers
By: Ben Stanley | BizTimes | February 27, 2017
The Medical College of Wisconsin is using a $1.2 million grant it received from the United Health Foundation to launch a primary and psychiatric health care program for new mothers and pregnant women.
Marquette forum warns of possible Zika exposure in Wisconsin
By: Pete Zervakis | TMJ4 | February 23, 2017
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - With spring break around the corner, Marquette University hosted a forum on the Zika virus Thursday morning at the Alumni Memorial Union.
Scott Walker, Other Governors Wary of Medicaid Cuts in Obamacare Repeal
By: Emily Cadei | Newsweek | February 24, 2017
It was not a statement one would expect to come out of the mouth of one of America’s most vocal enemies of “big government” and public sector spending.
Trump Concedes Health Law Overhaul Is ‘Unbelievably Complex’
By: Robert Pear and Kate Kelly | The New York Times | February 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — President Trump, meeting with the nation’s governors, conceded Monday that he had not been aware of the complexities of health care policy-making: “I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.”
Obamacare popularity highest in nearly seven years as repeal talk mounts
By: Jayne O’Donnell | USA Today | February 24, 2017
Publicity surrounding the Affordable Care Act's benefits may be meeting supporters' goals. More people view the health law favorably than at any point in nearly seven years.
GOP Fix To Insurance Markets Could Spike Premiums For Older Customers
By: Jordan Rau and Julie Appleby | Kaiser Health News | February 22, 2017
Dale Marsh has not been enamored with his health insurance since the Affordable Care Act took effect.
Drug prices still soar
By: Linda A. Johnson, AP | La Crosse Tribune | February 27, 2017
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several big drugmakers are trying to quell the furor over high drug prices by revealing more information about their pricing and even pledging to keep a lid on increases.
Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says
By: Donald G. McNeil Jr. | The New York Times | February 27, 2017
The World Health Organization warned on Monday that a dozen antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” pose an enormous threat to human health, and urged hospital infection-control experts and pharmaceutical researchers to focus on fighting the most dangerous pathogens first.