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Some people hope that the idea of medical malpractice reform will gain traction in Wisconsin, even if it’s not a current campaign issue. 

The Walker administration released a couple sets of numbers on Wednesday – about residents and health insurance.

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson is suing the administration for offering health care subsidies to Congress and its aides, if they buy plans on the federal exchange.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies that object to birth control on religious grounds don’t have to pay for employees’ contraception.

The mandate that everyone has health insurance is the foundation of the Affordable Care Act. But a lesser-known provision of the law helps ensure that if people end up in the hospital, they'll get good care.

The Affordable Care Act requires people to be enrolled in a qualified health insurance plan by March 31 or face a penalty.

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The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been beset by difficulties at a number of levels, from the website troubles as health exchanges were launched last year, to the news yesterday that only about half of uninsured adults (approximately 4.5 million adults, the population of Spain) have even investigated getting insurance through health exchanges.

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A first-of-its-kind partnership started here in Milwaukee between two federal agencies is working to help artists and other sole-proprietors figure out their health insurance options.

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Lawmakers in Madison continue to push for passage of two bills that would make reforms to Milwaukee County’s embattled Mental Health Complex, even while some in the mental health community question the plans.

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A few months ago, we brought you a story about making imaging machines, like CT scanners, more child-friendly.  The issue was that the devices were so intimidating to children that it was affecting the ability of technicians to get good results.

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Despite a federal mandate requiring most physicians to adopt electronic medical record-keeping, the president of the American Medical Association says doctors are increasingly frustrated with the technology.

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There’s good and bad news about the new federal health care exchange. More people are signing up, but they’re mainly older adults. If the trend continues it could spell trouble for the marketplace.

When U.S. Senator Ron Johnson announced he was suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act, a lot was made over the difference of opinion within Republican circles over the suit. 

A number of efforts are underway in Milwaukee to improve health outcomes for low-income residents.

A new brand of health clinic is cropping up more frequently across the country - clinics run by nurses.

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