Author: Sean Kirkby
The Joint Finance Committee has amended the state's next budget to direct the Department of Employee Trust Funds to conduct a "consumer-driven health plan educational campaign" for state employees.
Attorney General Brad Schimel is working with a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general to investigate whether opioid manufacturers engaged in unlawful marketing and sales practices, according to a Thursday statement.
The Joint Finance Committee unanimously rejected contracts to self-insure and regionalize the health plan for state and local employees Thursday, voting instead to direct the Group Insurance Board to find $63.9 million in savings.
A health center that seeks to improve the health and well-being of American Indians in the Milwaukee area is expanding to provide dental care and a pharmacy.
Universal Health Services made its pitch to take over Milwaukee County's inpatient psychiatric hospital at a meeting in early June.
The Senate approved the final two proposals that are part of a special legislative session targeting the opioid epidemic that Gov. Scott Walker called in January.
The number of Wisconsinites still paying for healthcare coverage they bought through Healthcare.gov declined the month following the end of open enrollment.