March 14, 2017


Hospitals wary of Obamacare replacement bill

By: Sean Kirkby | Wisconsin Health News | March 8, 2017

Republican House congressional leaders hope to move fast on their Obamacare replacement bill, which has drawn concerns from hospitals and others who say it could penalize and hurt Wisconsin.

Froedtert's Cathy Jacobson concerned about post-Obamacare 'drop-off in coverage'

By: Rich Kirchen | Milwaukee Business Journal | March 13, 2017

Wisconsin Hospital Association chairwoman Cathy Jacobson responded to questions from Modern Healthcare, which found in a survey that health care executives have “anxiety” about changes to the Affordable Care Act.

Some Law Enforcement Agencies Struggle With Change To Emergency Detentions

By: Danielle Kaeding | Wisconsin Public Radio | March 10, 2017

Last year, the state began requiring mental health workers to conduct in-person or phone assessments on whether a person should be placed in emergency detention. Some law enforcement say the change has complicated the process for officers.

New Health Care Bill Garners Praise, Hesitation, Concern

By: Shamane Mills & The Associated Press | WPR | March 7, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker is calling the federal health care overhaul bill "an important first step." But Walker signals in his first comments on the proposal Tuesday that it remains a work in progress.

GOP health care plan shifts benefits toward higher-income people

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

Cynthia Haq remembers the surge of patients she saw when the Affordable Care Act first expanded health insurance to millions of Americans.

Marshfield Clinic develops flu vaccine for next year

By: Chris Vetter | Leader-Telegram | March 10, 2017

With the flu season still at or near its peak, researchers at Marshfield Clinic have already completed the vaccine that will be used next winter.


CBO ignites firestorm with ObamaCare repeal score

By: Peter Sullivan and Jessie Hellmann | The Hill | March 13, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Monday projected that the number of people without health insurance would grow by 14 million in 2018 under the Republican ­ObamaCare replacement bill, with that number rising to 24 million in a decade.

Health Bill Would Add 24 Million Uninsured but Save $337 Billion, Report Says

By: Thomas Kaplan and Robert Pear | The New York Times | March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — The House Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would increase the number of people without health insurance by 24 million by 2026, while slicing $337 billion off federal budget deficits over that time, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday.

Obamacare Took Months to Craft; Repeal May Be Much Swifter

By: Robert Pear | The New York Times | March 7, 2017

WASHINGTON — In June 2009, House Democratic leaders unveiled the first draft of legislation that would ultimately become the Affordable Care Act.

4 Ways Hospitals Are Innovating with Telehealth

By: Dr. Alan Roga | H&HN Magazine | March 8, 2017

How telehealth’s versatility is enhancing care delivery, training and education, competitiveness and financial performance.