May 30, 2017


Wisconsin proposal would help keep chronically ill out of emergency rooms

By: Jason Stein | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 27, 2017

MADISON - Last year in Wisconsin, thousands of people visited an emergency room more than seven times each — a stream of bad outcomes for taxpayers, the health care industry and the patients themselves.

Covering people with pre-existing conditions is popular, problematic

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 29, 2017

Two hundred of the roughly 35,000 people insured by Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative in 2015 accounted for 53% of its medical and pharmacy costs.

Wisconsin GOP advances measure that would make state first to drug test for health benefits last

By: Jason Stein | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 25, 2017

MADISON - Wisconsin could become the first state in the nation to require needy but able-bodied adults to work and submit to drug tests to qualify for public health coverage, under a proposal advanced by lawmakers Thursday.


CBO: ObamaCare repeal bill would leave 23M more uninsured

By: Peter Sullivan | The Hill | May 24, 2017

The GOP’s ObamaCare replacement bill that passed the House would result in 23 million fewer people with health insurance over 10 years, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in an analysis released Wednesday.

Wisconsin delegation has very different views of the CBO report on the AHCA

By: WQOW Staff | WQOW | May 24, 2017

(WQOW) -- As Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI-1) emphasized the budget savings contained in the CBO report on the American Health Care Act released Wednesday, Sen. Tammy Baldwin slammed the projected loss of insurance for 23 million Americans.

58% of Physicians 'Strongly Negative' on AHCA  

By: John Commins | HealthLeaders Media | May 15, 2017

Two-thirds of physicians do not like the American Health Care Act, the Republican House bill to unwind Obamacare, while only about a quarter support it, a new survey indicates.

Manchester bombing: We treated kids whose names we didn't know, doctor says

By: Kim Hjelmgaard | USA Today | May 26, 2017

MANCHESTER, England — Doctor Steve Jones didn't have a lot of information. He didn't know why there was an explosion.

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

By: Tom Murphy, AP | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 25, 2017

People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018.