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Barrett backs Milwaukee Common Council’s ARPA plan 

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Thursday that he’ll sign off on a plan in the coming days for spending nearly $180 million in federal COVID-19 money that includes investments in lead abatement.
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Medical Examining Board backs chaperone rule 

Chaperones would have to be present when doctors perform sensitive patient examinations, except in limited circumstances, under a rule draft unanimously backed by the Medical Examining Board Wednesday.

Health committee signs off on dozen-plus bills 

The Assembly Committee on Health signed off on more than a dozen bills Tuesday, including measures on birth control, abortion and pharmacists. 
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Addressing Health Inequities Beyond COVID-19

COVID-19 exacerbated health inequities. As the pandemic begins to recede, these long-standing issues remain.
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Baldwin talks social spending, infrastructure plans 

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., gave an update at a Wisconsin Health News event this week on major health-related bills pending before Congress. 
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Wisconsin insurers end 2020 in the black 

Many of Wisconsin’s insurers ended last year in the black, according to a Wisconsin Health News analysis of filings with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
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Healthcare.gov rates hold steady 

Rates for Wisconsin’s Healthcare.gov plans will hold steady thanks to the state’s reinsurance program, Gov. Tony Evers’ administration said Wednesday. 
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DHS: 2,233 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths 

Wisconsin reported 2,233 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, for a total of 770,807 confirmed COVID-19 cases. There have been 89,185 probable ones.
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COVID-19 deaths, cases in nursing homes rise

COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin nursing homes doubled from August to September, but the numbers and rates remain far below the surge that Wisconsin saw late last year. 
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DSPS working to boost occupational licensure review 

The Department of Safety and Professional Services is working with Google Cloud and MTX to enhance occupational license review and adjudication, the state agency said last week.
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