Health Care

Hospice organization to present film on end-of-life care

Horizon Home Care & Hospice will present an award-winning documentary titled “Consider the Conversation, A Documentary on a Taboo Subject,” on Wednesday, Oct. 16, to open up a dialogue on critical elements of quality end-of-life care.

Aurora purchases Manitowoc Surgery Center

Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care has purchased the Manitowoc Surgery Center, 1720 Memorial Drive in Manitowoc, making it part of Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County.

Kindred to close Greenfield nursing home

Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation-Milwaukee in Greenfield, formerly known as Mount Carmel, announced today it is seeking permission from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to close, according to a letter sent to residents and family members.

ACA can help county treat mental health

Violence is a complicated public health issue. We have seen heartless and ruthless behavior among citizens who use violent actions or sometimes even lethal force to solve problems. That exposes a deeper issue in our community. The violent society we all live in leads more people to normalize these situations. We can’t allow that to happen. With the many young people and numerous residents dying, it is proof we are losing this battle to decrease violence and violent crime in our community.

Milwaukee entrepreneur signs up for Obamacare

Although millions of Americans who tried to navigate through the launch of Affordable Care Act exchange website became bogged down because of the overwhelming traffic and could not complete their health insurance applications this week, Alex Bustamante was among the folks who managed to cross the Obamacare goal line.

No pain, no gain with ACA

There’s an old adage in sports “no pain, no gain.” We’ve all heard it and most of us accept that hard work and a little pain pay off in athletics. The same can be said for many things in life. Yet, it appears that not everyone in Washington agrees.
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A way out of budget impasse

As we watch the unfunny circus over the federal budget in the Capitol, it is hard to fathom either side’s position.

Small Businesses report savings through Common Ground

The Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative, a nonprofit organization selling health insurance plans on the new Affordable Care Act-created health insurance marketplaces, officially launched today, with some of its early adopters reporting they are saving costs for employee health care.

Federal government closes, but Obamacare begins

The federal government is closed, and the Affordable Care Act is open.

Insurance commissioner says Wisconsin is in ‘great shape’ with exchanges

Although the U.S. government appears to be on the brink of shutting down, Wisconsin's health care marketplace is ready for Tuesday's Affordable Care Act rollout, according to Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel.

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