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GIB members question savings under current model

Group Insurance Board members questioned the amount of savings the state receives under its current health insurance model and called for increased access to data as they discussed a possible move Wednesday to self-insurance.
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GIB set to discuss self-insurance

The Group Insurance Board is set to discuss proposals to potentially shift the state's health insurance plan to a self-funded model Wednesday.
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BadgerCare Plus enrollment drops

Enrollment in BadgerCare Plus continued to decline in October, dropping by 0.4 percent or 3,276 members from September. It was the largest one-month decrease in the program's numbers since April.
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State sees intense interest in ACA plans

The day after the election saw the highest number of people signing up for health insurance through Healthcare.gov since the beginning of the month, as consumers show an intense interest in buying plans on the individual market both nationwide and in Wisconsin.

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New report details hospitals’ community impact

Wisconsin hospitals spent $1.7 billion in 2015 to support programs and services that had a positive impact in the communities they serve, according to a new report produced by the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
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EMS shortages study committee hones in on proposals

A Legislative Council study committee has decided on a series of proposals aimed at improving recruitment and retention of volunteers for emergency medical service providers in rural areas that it'll consider in December.
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Pharmacies to pilot ‘tech-check-tech’

A new pilot project aims to improve access to care by delegating the final check on prescriptions to a pharmacy technician.
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Abrams out at Wisconsin Medical Society

Rick Abrams is no longer CEO of the Wisconsin Medical Society, the organization confirmed.
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Health groups band together on self insurance, send letter to Walker

Healthcare organizations called on Gov. Scott Walker's administration and lawmakers to consider the impact that self-funding the health plan for state and local employees could have on Wisconsin's healthcare market.
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