Health Care

The Affordable Care Act is safe — what’s next?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay. Over the last ten years, President Barack Obama’s landmark health care reform legislation has survived more...

Legislature attempts to wrest control over lawsuit settlements on opioids

Under a Republican bill that passed both houses, any settlement that comes from the multidistrict opioid litigation would give control over the money to...

State health agency offers schools support for COVID-19 testing when classes...

Along with pop quizzes, math tests and English tests, Wisconsin schools will be equipped to give students another kind of test starting in the...

Maps show Milwaukee’s overdoses on the rise without new treatment options...

In Milwaukee County, 544 people died of a drug overdose in 2020. For the city and county it was a new record, breaking the...

Relief, applause greets Supreme Court ruling that leaves ACA intact Advocates...

Wisconsin officials and health care activists welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), keeping in place the...

Advocates: Health budget helps elderly, nursing homes, but others fall short...

The state’s health care budget for the next two years has more money for nursing homes, more pay for some home caregivers and additional...

New Delta coronavirus strain surfaces, heightening importance of COVID vaccine

The newest coronavirus variant has surfaced in Wisconsin, and the state will begin tracking its presence in case counts, health officials reported Wednesday. The finding...

American Jobs Plan: Making a difference for caregivers

Caregivers and health care workers are in crisis. To be real about it, that was true long before the pandemic struck. Now, more than...

State’s high court blocks local public health school closure orders

Local public health departments lack the authority to close schools in order to prevent the spread of a contagious disease, the Wisconsin Supreme Court...

Ex-govs collaborate on a COVID-19 shot publicity booster

They never ran head-to-head, but Jim Doyle and Scott Walker see eye-to-eye on one subject. The two former governors — Democrat Doyle and Republican...
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