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UPDATE: Wis counties call to accept Medicaid money

Updated: 09/23/2013 - UPDATE: The Wisconsin Counties Association has passed a resolution reaffirming its longstanding position that the state ought to accept federal money to pay for Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Fees charged to insurance volunteers criticized

Posted: 09/20/2013 - Health care advocates say the charges imposed by Gov. Scott Walker's administration on volunteers who want to help sign people up for health insurance are deterring them from getting involved.

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APNewsBreak: No gaps in Wis. health exchange

Posted: 09/19/2013 - A map of health insurance plans to be sold under Wisconsin's new online exchange shows that most of the state's residents will have multiple choices.

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UPDATE: Gov. Walker signs concussion forms bill

Posted: 12/13/2013 - UPDATE: Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that requires parents to sign only one concussion information sheet a year for a child who participates in school and club sports.

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Report: Extreme binge drinking not uncommon in high school

Posted: 09/16/2013 - A new report finds almost 1 in 10 U.S. high school seniors have engaged in recent extreme binge drinking. That means downing at least 10 drinks in a row, and the rate barely budged over six years.

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Wis. consumer advocates warn of health care fraud

Posted: 09/16/2013 - Enrollment for a national health insurance program begins in two weeks, and Wisconsin officials are already bracing for what could be an unprecedented wave of related fraud attempts.

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Wis. advocates gear up for health exchange launch

Posted: 09/14/2013 - More than 90,000 low-income residents across Wisconsin could lose Medicaid coverage after Dec. 31, and community organizers are gearing up to help them navigate the transition.

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Ryan renews call to delay health care law

Posted: 09/13/2013 - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says Republicans in the House are trying to make the case to Democrats in the Senate that it's in their interest to delay further implementation of the health care overhaul law.

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Rustic bread & tomato salad recipe

Updated: 09/11/2013 - Scott Zeitler of Country Place restaurant stops by to share a delicious and nutritious recipe of rustic bread & tomato salad

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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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