June 27, 2017


Wisconsin senator's health care stance welcomed back home

By: Scott Bauer, AP | ABC News | June 27, 2017

Conservatives and liberals in Wisconsin both see hope in Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's steadfast refusal to back the current version of the GOP Senate health care bill.

WMC, MMAC join hospitals in calling for Sen. Ron Johnson to intervene on AHCA

By: Rich Kirchen | Milwaukee Business Journal | June 20, 2017

The most powerful lobbying groups in Milwaukee and Wisconsin business are joining the Wisconsin Hospital Association in urging Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to “stand up for Wisconsin” and insist on changes in the GOP's American Health Care Act.

Senate health care bill better, worse for Wisconsin than House bill

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | June 24, 2017

The Senate bill to undo much of Barack Obama’s health care law is better for Wisconsin than the House bill in some ways, health care experts said, but is worse in other ways, particularly with Medicaid funding.

For people who depend on Medicaid, proposed federal caps in health care plans instill fear

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 25, 2017

Aaron Christensen was born with a condition so rare that fewer than 100 people have been diagnosed and reported with it worldwide.


Hospitals press for Medicaid funds in Senate bill as divide grows between states

By: Katherine Hensley | SNL – S&P Global | June 22, 2017

Some hospital associations are pressing for more Medicaid funding as the Senate prepares to unveil its response to a House bill that would cut Medicaid funding by $834 billion through 2026.

Meet the senators who could make or break the GOP’s health care push

By: Erica Werner, AP | Wisconsin State Journal | June 27, 2017

President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing — or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week.

Senate health care bill: Here's how it would affect you

By: Maureen Groppe, USA Today | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans’ proposal to rewrite the Affordable Care Act would scale back federal funding for Medicaid, change the subsidies available to help low- and moderate-income people buy private insurance, end the mandate that most people buy insurance and repeal taxes that helped expand coverage to about 20 million Americans.

Deep Cuts To Medicaid Put Rural Hospitals In The Crosshairs

By:  Bram Sable-Smith | Kaiser Health News | June 23, 2017

For the hundreds of rural U.S. hospitals struggling to stay in business, health policy decisions made in Washington, D.C., this summer could make survival a lot tougher.

How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers

By: Abby Goodnough and Kate Zernike | The New York Times | June 23, 2017

One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program. 

New health plan for small employers emerges from Fond du Lac  

By: Nate Beck, USA Today Network-WI | Fond du Lac Reporter | June 19, 2017

FOND DU LAC - There's a new health plan launching soon for employers in Fond du Lac, Dodge and Green Lake Counties.

Forward Together grant will bring Catalpa Health to Waupaca

By: USA Today Network-WI | Post-Crescent | June 20, 2017

WAUPACA - The Tim and Joy Neuville Family Fund within the Waupaca Area Community Foundation has awarded its $50,000 Forward Together grant to Catalpa Health to open a mental health clinic for young people in Waupaca.