One-third of all hospitals in Wisconsin are associated with the Catholic Church. That’s the highest percentage in the country. Catholic hospitals are subject to the Ethical and Religious Directives written by the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops. Some of these directives are benign, such as requirements for service to the poor, but some, such as […]
Nurses at UW Hospital announced their intent to unionize today. They say they’re too understaffed to properly care for patients and don’t feel supported by hospital administration. This afternoon, nurses marched into this month’s meeting of the UW Hospital and Clinics Authority Board of Directors, and informed board members of their intent to unionize. Then, […]
Today’s show focuses on two different aspects of health. First, we learn the ins and outs of getting healthcare coverage in Wisconsin with Anthony Curtis, community outreach ambassador for Covering Wisconsin. The enrollment deadline is December 15. You can find more information at coveringwi.org. Then, we turn our attention to chronic wasting disease (CWD): what […]
So you make too much for BadgerCare health insurance, but not enough to pay your own — what do you do? Call 211… that’s the number for the United Way agency called Healthconnect. They will help you pay for health insurance — yes pay for it. Rachel Gundacker explains that low-income program to Jan Miyasaki.
The open enrollment period for signing up for healthcare starts soon, and so it’s time to hear from Brynne McBride, CEO of ABC for Health, a non-profit in Dane County which works to help people sort through the confusion surrounding the choices available.
If you’re going to have a heart attack or a stroke, don’t do it in a small town. According to a national study, you have a six percent higher chance of dying in areas without a local hospital. And across the country, hospitals in rural areas are closing at an alarming rate — 155 since […]