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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.

People in Wisconsin without health insurance have less than a week to buy a plan on the new federal exchange in order for coverage to begin in January.

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A Milwaukee researcher says new testing for an often fatal blood infection can diagnose the issue and find the right treatment days faster than the previous method.

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In the years before I went to medical school, I worked as a nurse’s aide. Early one morning, one of the surgeons dropped by the Emergency Room in a particularly good mood. The ER doctor asked him why he was so happy.

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Does it matter whether your doctor seems to really care about your well-being? In fact, yes, it does.

Wisconsin lawmakers will convene in a special session Monday to consider putting state Medicaid reform on a three-month delay.

Gov. Walker will call legislators into special session Dec. 2, to give people losing BadgerCare three more months to enroll in the federal exchange.

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Gov. Walker is asking the Legislature for three more months. He wants to extend the state’s timeline for moving people off BadgerCare and into the federal government’s new private marketplace.

Gov. Walker's initial plan was to withdraw coverage from adults earning more than the poverty level and to refer them to the new federal exchange to buy private coverage.

Problems with the federally run website, healthcare.gov, have dragged down enrollment in the exchanges, including here in Wisconsin. 

Baldwin Asks Governor to Delay BadgerCare Change

Nov 12, 2013

Wisconsin plans to drop 77,000 people from BadgerCare on Dec. 31, but problems plague the new federal exchange, where they're supposed to go for health insurance.

Paper applications are headed to the people Wisconsin is dropping from BadgerCare, to help them sign up for the new federal exchange.

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