health care

On this Veteran’s Day, we’re going to focus on the VA's efforts to improve health care for women.

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If you’ve seen a Milwaukee County bus lately, you may have noticed a new digital message on the front. It alternates with the one telling you where the bus is headed.

Essay: We Must Address Prescription Painkiller Addiction

Oct 30, 2013
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Lake Effect essayist Nilesh Patel looks at the death of a well-known hockey player two years ago as evidence that change is needed inside and outside of sports:

I wish I had known about Derek Boogaard before he died.

The 28-year old Canadian was a fan favorite in the National Hockey League when he lost his battle to addictive prescription painkillers two years ago.

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The Obama Administration is taking heat for early glitches in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, largely as a result of problems with the website, healthcare.gov.

President Obama has promised a “tech surge” to fix the problems with the online healthcare exchange. Time to enroll in the exchange is shrinking for thousands of Wisconsin adults who will lose their Medicaid coverage in January. Gov. Walker rejected federal money to expand Medicaid here, so in 2014, the state program will drop all adults living above the poverty level. Instead, his administration will refer them to the exchange. Claire Smith is a spokesperson for the state Department of Health Services.

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A new primary care health clinic is opening today at Milwaukee’s Northside YMCA.

It has been difficult for people in Milwaukee to sign up for health coverage on the new exchange.

courtest Dr. Will Schupp

Americans today begin selecting health exchanges as key parts of the health care reform legislation go into effect. 

Consumers and advocates reported widespread problems on the opening day of Wisconsin’s new health care exchange.

People across the country in need of health insurance have new options starting Tuesday. In Milwaukee, there is a new health insurance player.

As Wisconsin people can begin shopping on the new health care insurance exchange on Oct. 1, here are answers to some questions with Jackie Garner of U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Q: Who needs to pay attention to this inaugural enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act?

'Scary' CT Scans Get Kid-Friendly Makeover

Sep 25, 2013
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Anyone whose gotten a CT scan knows how disconcerting the process can be. The machines might do excellent diagnostic work, but they also frighten many young patients.

According to the U.S. Dept. of Health Services, the mid-level health insurance plan here will cost $361 a month compared with the national average of $328.

The future management of the Milwaukee Country Transit system is still in flux.  The for-profit Dallas-based MV Transportation emerged as the leading bidder in the process. 

Thirteen companies will sell health insurance to individuals, while nine will sell plans to businesses. People and groups can enroll, starting Oct. 1.

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