August 1, 2017


Wisconsin Health Official: Failed Senate Vote Shouldn't Stop Health Care Debate

By: Shamane Mills | Wisconsin Public Radio | July 28, 2017

What happens or doesn’t happen in Washington affects health care in Wisconsin, and Friday’s failed U.S. Senate vote to replace the Affordable Care Act hasn’t changed concern in the Badger State about Medicaid.

Walker goes to the White House to talk Obamacare

By: Patrick Marley and Jason Stein | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | July 31, 2017

MADISON - At the White House on Monday, Gov. Scott Walker talked with other governors and officials in Donald Trump’s administration about last week's Senate failure to repeal Obamacare and the way it has left states like Wisconsin at a continued disadvantage.


ObamaCare repeal: Now what?

By: Rachel Roubein and Jessie Hellmann | The Hill | July 28, 2017

Senators who walked off the floor around 2 a.m. Friday after the stunning defeat of the latest GOP ObamaCare repeal effort face tough questions on how to move forward.

White House not letting go of Obamacare repeal

By: Burgess Everett and Josh Dawsey | POLITICO | July 31, 2017

The White House is trying to rebuild momentum for Obamacare repeal after it stalled, yet again, in the GOP Senate last week.

5 Takeaways From the Failed Senate Effort to Repeal Obamacare

By: Thomas Kaplan | The New York Times | July 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Republican Party’s seven-year dream of dismantling the Affordable Care Act came to what seemed like a climactic end early Friday, punctured by the Senate’s vote to reject a last-ditch proposal to repeal a few parts of the health law.

Trump threatens payments to health insurers

By: Darlene Superville, AP | Leader-Telegram | July 30, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law.

How to Repair the Health Law (It’s Tricky but Not Impossible)

By: Reed Abelson, Abby Goodnough and Katie Thomas | The New York Times | July 29, 2017

Stabilizing the market, lowering drug prices and expanding access to coverage would go a long way to easing millions of Americans’ concerns.

GOP governors panel in Aspen: Feds should provide grants and let us do our thing on health care

By: Scott Condon | The Aspen Times | July 26, 2017

Republican governors in Aspen for a conference applauded the Senate's vote Tuesday to start debating the repeal and replace of Obamacare, but they had succinct advice for their GOP colleagues.

Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats

By: Lauren Silverman | NPR | July 26, 2017

In the neonatal intensive care unit of Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, a father is rocking a baby attached to a heart monitor.

Even Without Congress, Trump Can Still Cut Medicaid Enrollment

By: Phil Galewitz | Kaiser Health News | July 28, 2017

After the Senate fell short in its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is poised to use its regulatory powers to accomplish what lawmakers could not: shrink Medicaid.

What's the right Rx for lowering hospital readmissions?

By: Kristen Schorsch | Chicago Business Journal | July 29, 2017

Patients recovering from hip replacements and strokes at St. Pauls House, a short-term rehab center in the Irving Park neighborhood on the North Side, are used to seeing doctors and nurses make rounds almost daily.

Proposed Minnesota health insurance rates for 2018: Smaller hikes, some decreases

By: Staff | Fox 9 | July 31, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - Minnesota residents who buy their own health insurance plans, including those sold through MNsure, are getting their first look at rates for next year.

Doctors are saving lives with VR

By: Jennifer Jolly | USA Today | July 28, 2017

Earlier this year, inside a cramped, windowless corner office at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I put on a virtual reality headset and tried to save a little girl’s life.


Bellin Health holds ribbon-cutting for Titletown facility

By: Staff | | July 25, 2017

Sports medicine clinic now open for athletes, members of the public. Bellin Health, the official healthcare partner of the Green Bay Packers, today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Titletown for its 52,000-square-foot facility, Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics. As of today, the clinic is open for business.

Meriter adapts to increase in patients with expanded mother-baby space

By: Lexy Brodt | Wisconsin State Journal | July 31, 2017

The north wing of Meriter Hospital will soon be exclusively dedicated to mother-baby care.