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CDC: Indoor masking recommended in public for five counties

Five Wisconsin counties are at the level of COVID-19 trends where federal health officials recommend wearing a mask when indoors in public, according to data updated Thursday. 
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GOP leaders gavel out of abortion special session

Republican legislative leaders on Wednesday quickly adjourned a special session called by Gov. Tony Evers to repeal the state’s ban on abortion in most cases, while a new poll shows little change in Wisconsinites’ opinions on abortion policies. 
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Panel weighs ways to fight opioid epidemic

Healthcare providers on the front lines of the opioid epidemic are frustrated that they can't address more of the challenges facing their patients.
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Fort HealthCare Receives WCHQ Top Quality Award

Recognized for exceptional quality improvement, leadership The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) presented Fort HealthCare with its top award for excellence in quality improvement leadership at a celebration...

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JFC backs moving forward on extending reinsurance program

The Legislature’s budget-writing committee this week gave the green light for the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance to move forward on a five-year extension of a program aimed at lowering health insurance premiums in the individual market. 
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Johnson’s comments on GOP priorities, ACA draw fire from Democrats

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Monday night sought to clarify comments he made about Republican priorities and repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act that drew flack from Democrats and the White House. 
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Epic plans to join TEFCA

Verona-based Epic will join the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, a health information exchange framework aimed at improving data interoperability. 
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DHS orders 48,500 COVID-19 vaccine doses for young kids

Wisconsin has so far ordered 48,500 COVID-19 vaccine doses for children between 6 months and 5 years old, Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake told reporters Tuesday. 
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