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Wis. hospitals scaling back on free drug samples

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Health care organizations in northeastern Wisconsin are cutting back on the practice of giving free drug samples to patients, saying the move will ultimately bring costs down.

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Insurance rates released by Walker questioned

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Health care advocates are calling into question rate information released by Gov. Scott Walker's administration showing dramatic price increases for insurance plans to be sold through the new marketplace established under the federal health care law.

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Wis. takes collaborative approach to health costs

Posted: 08/28/2013 - A massive statewide database of health care claims years in the making is set to go public in 2014, allowing Wisconsin residents to do comparison shopping before they choose a doctor or schedule surgery.

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UPDATED INFO: Water in Fall River safe to drink

Posted: 08/23/2013 - FALL RIVER, Wis. --- You can drink the water in Fall River, Wi. without worry. The village says new test results show there is no bacteria in the drinking water. This means the village will stop using chlorine to clean the water.

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Analysis finds multiple options under exchange

Posted: 08/22/2013 - A new analysis finds that everyone in Wisconsin will be able to choose from at least two insurance companies when purchasing coverage through the new marketplaces, or exchanges, created under the federal health care overhaul law.

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Report: Health overhaul could help rural residents

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The health care overhaul could provide more affordable and better insurance options for rural residents, who generally pay more for insurance and have less access to medical care than those living near cities.

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