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Wisconsinites spend nearly 11 percent of income on healthcare

Insurance premiums and deductibles eat up 10.9 percent of annual income, on average, for Wisconsin residents, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund. But Wisconsinites spend less than the rest of the country, which averages 12 percent.
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Diabetes rate up in state, Madison remains one of lowest in country

As Wisconsin’s diabetes rates continue to climb, the number of diagnosed Madison residents remains among the lowest in the country. That’s according to a new study from Gallup that found that rates in most states are growing.
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SeniorCare gets temporary extension as CMS evaluates waiver

Wisconsin's prescription drug program for seniors has been temporarily extended through the end of next month as the state continues negotiations with the federal government to renew it.
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Healthcare.gov enrollment continues to lag

Healthcare.gov enrollment continues to lag in Wisconsin compared to where it was last year at around the same time.
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New forum aims to connect tech sector, healthcare providers

The Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum, unveiled last month, is the product of more than a year of conversations between Wisconsin Hospital Association CEO Eric Borgerding and Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still.
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Wisconsin sees uptick in number of uninsured children

Wisconsin saw an uptick in the number of uninsured children in the state between 2016 and 2017, according to new data from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute.
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Healthcare oversight bills head to governor

The Republican-led Legislature approved bills Tuesday and Wednesday that would give them more oversight over healthcare as Gov.-elect Tony Evers prepares to take office. The bills now head to Gov. Scott Walker.

Aurora BayCare plans new facility in Kaukauna

Aurora BayCare Medical Center plans to build a new clinic, ambulatory surgery center and urgent care center in Kaukauna, according to a Tuesday release.
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Healthcare industry opposes Medicaid oversight changes

The state’s healthcare industry wants lawmakers to scrap provisions in a bill giving the Republican-led Legislature more oversight on Medicaid, warning the changes could have "unintended consequences."
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