Health Care

Overdose weekend

Over the weekend, 14 fatal overdoses occurred in Milwaukee County, with the Medical Examiner’s office responding to three in just under an hour on...

Evers focuses on lead fight with executive order Governor endorses proposed...

Stymied in his efforts to set aside an extra $40 million in the state budget for lead abatement, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday...

Thumbs up for McCain’s thumbs down

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was many things, and very different things to different people. His legacy is complicated, whatever your politics or your feelings...

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...
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