Wisconsin Medicaid and BadgerCare participants will start hearing this month from the state health department about when they will need to renew their enrollment in the health insurance program.
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Leading American Medical Journal Continues to Omit Black Research, Reinforcing a Legacy of Racism in Medical Knowledge
The leading U.S. medical journal, read regularly by doctors of all specialties, systematically ignores an equally reputable and rigorous body of medical research that focuses on Black Americans’ health.
Report: Uptick in Hours, Value of Unpaid Family Care in WI
The economic value of uncompensated family caregiving in Wisconsin has increased by more than $2 billion, according to the latest report estimating how many hours family members are putting in without a lot of support.
Guidance for SNAP Recipients as Pandemic Boost Ends
Wisconsin residents receiving federal food assistance have now seen their final round of emergency aid prompted by the pandemic. Hunger-fighting groups have tips on how to ease the transition.
Proposed Budget Ties Medicaid Expansion to Better Pay for Health Providers
The Evers administration is proposing to increase Medicaid reimbursement to hospitals and other health care providers in the 2023-25 budget — but only if Wisconsin accepts the federally subsidized expansion of Medicaid that Republican lawmakers have repeatedly rejected over the last decade.
An Insulin Hurdle Out of The Way, Others Remain
Some older patients with diabetes are now getting easier access to insulin. But there is concern many younger ones are still navigating a difficult path in managing their situation, including an outspoken Wisconsin health care worker.
Health Experts Amplify Warnings about Blue Light Exposure
With increased use of digital devices and computers in daily life, people are exposed to more and more blue light.
New State Plan Emphasizes Root Causes Behind Public Health Conditions and Outcomes
A new state plan to improve public health calls for addressing broad social and economic problems and emphasizes making institutions and social systems in Wisconsin fairer to everyone.
Black History Month: Shining a Light on Alzheimer’s Disparities
With Black History Month underway, Wisconsin researchers and support groups are highlighting the disparities in cases of Alzheimer’s disease.
Firefighters’ Careers Could Be Impacting Their Reproductive Health
In 2021, one study found that 22 percent of pregnancies among women firefighters ended in miscarriages, nearly double that of a similar study done with nurses, an occupation similar in levels of stress and long shift schedules.