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Kohl’s forges partnership with two national nonprofits

Kohl’s announced Wednesday that it would donate $5 million to two national nonprofits to help improve the physical and emotional health of children and families.
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Legislation would legalize marijuana

Legislation introduced Thursday would allow for the manufacture, delivery, possession and use of recreational and medical marijuana.
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Palm makes case for Medicaid expansion

Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm says Gov. Tony Evers' administration is committed to expanding Medicaid, even as Republican lawmakers express skepticism and opposition to the plan.
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Lawmakers look to revise step therapy bill

Lawmakers have offered a revision to a bill allowing patients to bypass insurance policies requiring them to try cheaper drugs before moving on to more expensive ones. An association representing insurers said at a public hearing Wednesday they won’t oppose the plan due to the changes.
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Report: Medicaid expansion could save more than $100 million a year

Expanding Medicaid could save more than $100 million a year in Wisconsin by cutting uncompensated care costs, according to a new report from University of Wisconsin researchers that disputes the findings of one of their colleagues.
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Redox raises $33 million

Madison-based Redox said Wednesday that it closed a $33 million funding round.
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Wisconsin is no longer part of a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, an appeals court said Tuesday.
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Wisconsin hospitals target sepsis mortality rates in quality work

Wisconsin hospitals have made strides in cutting the death rate from extreme reactions to infections, according to a Tuesday Wisconsin Hospital Association report detailing members' quality improvement efforts.
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Milwaukee looks to Ohio for plan to fight opioid epidemic

Milwaukee officials looking to fight the opioid epidemic are considering an educational program modeled on an initiative in Ohio that distributes an anti-overdose drug.
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UW to launch Prevention Research Center

Wisconsin is getting its first Prevention Research Center, according to a Tuesday statement.
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Palm: Medicaid work requirements moving forward, but should be axed

The head of the Department of Health Services said Monday that she thinks Wisconsin’s Medicaid work requirements could survive a court challenge, despite a federal court moving last month to block other states’ work programs.
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