March 7, 2017


WHA's Eric Borgerding wants Wisconsin's health care improvements recognized

By: Alex Moe | WisBusiness | March 1, 2017

Eric Borgerding, CEO and president of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, says any replacement for the Affordable Care Act coming down the pipe must fairly reflect Wisconsin’s health care improvements.

Gov. Scott Walker: Repeal Obamacare the Wisconsin way

By: Jason Stein | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | March 2, 2017

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker Thursday will urge his fellow Republicans in Congress to overhaul Obamacare but also caution them about going too far in the process.

Hospitals Report Progress Toward Ending Readmissions

By: Ken Krall | WXPR | March 2, 2017

Wisconsin hospitals are lowering some infection rates by nearly 60 percent and reducing hospital readmission rates according to a new report released by the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

Mental health staff short in Wisconsin schools

By: Rory Linnane and Jen Zettel, USA Today Network-WI | Post-Crescent | March 5, 2017

Schools need two and half times as many mental health professionals to meet guidelines.

Medical tourism taking wing as U.S. patients fly abroad for treatment

By: Eric Lindquist | Leader-Telegram | March 5, 2017

Seeking new ways to cope with high health care costs, more Americans are heading abroad to cure what ails them.

Wisconsin lawmakers take up bills to combat opioid addiction

By: Todd Richmond, AP | Fox 11 News | March 3, 2017

MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin lawmakers took up a package of bills to combat opioid addiction in a flurry of activity Thursday, two months after Gov. Scott Walker declared opioids a crisis and called a special legislative session to pass the proposals.

Data duty

By: Staff | UW La Crosse Alumni Association Lantern | March 2, 2017

Alum helps state’s rural healthcare leaders make informed decisions. One UW-La Crosse alumnus is helping dozens of rural hospitals across Wisconsin operate more efficiently. 


Wisconsin hospitals slash readmission rates, penalties through partnerships with hospital association, multiple states

By: Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor | Healthcare Finance News | March 3, 2017

Wisconsin's average penalty for 2017 will be 0.33 percent, which ranks the state at 17th when compared to other states

Repeal of Health Law Faces a New Hurdle: Older Americans

By: Robert Pear | The New York Times | March 5, 2017

WASHINGTON — Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act have encountered a new obstacle: adamant opposition from many older Americans whose health insurance premiums would increase.

House GOP bill unraveling Obamacare will likely leave more Americans uninsured

By: Alan Fram, Ricardo Alsonso-Zaldivar, AP | The Chicago Tribune | March 7, 2017

House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama's health care law, a package that would scale back the government's role in helping people afford coverage and likely leave more Americans uninsured. 

Making Multiple Drugs In One Factory Risks Scary Side Effect Of Shortages

By: Sydney Lupkin | Kaiser Health News | March 2, 2017

A shift toward making multiple medications under one roof is sparking concern about what happens when a facility suddenly shuts down because of a manufacturing or safety issue: Closing a single factory could lead to shortages of hundreds of drugs, say regulators and industry analysts.