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Reports show COVID-19 deepened healthcare disparities 

The early months of the COVID-19 pandemic deepened healthcare disparities in the state, according to a series of recent reports by the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality. 
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Medicare/Medicaid

Long-term care innovation grant program opens 

The first round of grant applications opened Thursday for $30 million aimed at improving long-term care in Wisconsin. 
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Insurance

Humana to acquire Inclusa

Humana said Friday that it will acquire Inclusa, a managed care organization serving the state’s Family Care program. 
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Health Reform

House passes bill extending ACA subsidies 

The House voted on party lines Friday to pass a bill that in part extends more generous subsidies that apply to all income levels for Affordable Care Act plans.
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Legislative

DSPS says they’re processing licenses quickly despite concerns

The Department of Safety and Professional Services said they’re processing licenses at a faster pace than ever and working to address cases of long wait times amid concerns of how quickly it’s moving applications forward, including for healthcare professionals. 
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Nurse Disrupted expands work

A Madison startup that helped Dane County homeless shelters screen for COVID-19 through telehealth is expanding its work.

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More From Wisconsin Health News

Community health centers detail workforce challenges

Community health centers are seeing high vacancy rates for oral health providers, behavioral health clinicians and entry-level medical personnel, according to a report released last week. 
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COVID-19 trends decline

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 trends fell at the end of last week.
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CDC recommends indoor masking in 27 Wisconsin counties 

Twenty-seven Wisconsin counties are at the level of COVID-19 trends where federal health officials recommend public indoor masking, an uptick from last week, according to a Thursday update.
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