Health Care

Data shows massive over-prescription of opioids in Wisconsin

From 2006 to 2012, Wisconsinites received 1,283,958,368 prescription pain pills. That’s according to a Drug Enforcement Administration database detailing the flow of pills nationwide....

Food stamp cuts harm low-income working families

Trump administration plans to cut nearly 10% of recipients from the federal food stamp program could hit school lunch programs and cut savings rates...

Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban could come back in force

Back in 1849, construction began on a railroad running westward from Milwaukee. That same year,  the state’s first telegram arrived. Wisconsin also passed a...

Sen. Baldwin and Slinger teen ensure ‘Lasting Smiles’

Major birth defects affect around 3% of babies born in the United States and are a significant cause of infant mortality, according to the...

Year of clean drinking water off to dubious start High levels...

Although Gov. Tony Evers declared 2019 the year of clean drinking water in Wisconsin in his 2019-21 budget veto message, that ambition won’t be...

Could Medicaid expansion get a second life?

It was a key plank in candidate Tony Evers’ campaign health-care platform during last year’s governor’s race: Reverse former Gov. Scott Walker’s rejection of...

ACA policy experts look Kind(ly) on congressman’s lonely vote to keep...

Since its inception, one provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been especially unpopular across the board, including with unions who otherwise backed...

New legal threat to ACA sparks call for state to step...

Facing a new legal threat to the 9-year-old Affordable Care Act, some Wisconsin lawmakers want the state to step in with new patient health...
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