During his tenure in the Governor’s office, outgoing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker frequently touted the work his Administration did to combat waste and fraud in state government. Walker bragged that in 2017, state inspectors found $150 million in Medicaid fraud and overpayments. That sounds impressive, until you realize that $150 million is less than 2% […]
Brynne McBride, COO of ABC for Health, talks to Jan Miyasaki about that groups ongoing efforts to provide legal advice and navigation help for individuals trying to navigate issues of healthcare and healthcare financing.
Methadone is the most well known treatment for addictions to opioid drugs like heroin and prescription painkiller. While other treatments exist, methadone is the oldest and most well studied — but it’s also the most tightly regulated. Patients seeking methadone treatment in some parts of the state need to drive hours every day to the […]
Democratic Senator Jon Erpenbach and Representative Chris Taylor unveiled a package of bills that advocate for women’s access to health care today. Taylor says these bills are designed to support women in making their own reproductive healthcare decisions. “This important package of bills, shows what reproductive healthcare should look like,” Taylor says. “This is what […]
So far, this year’s Atlantic Hurricane season has produced several storms of Category 3 and higher that have devastated the Gulf Coast and Caribbean. PNM’s Kai Brito speaks to a healthcare provider, Dr. Ruth Berggren, and a public health expert, Neil Grigg, to discuss the health issues these storms leave in their wake.
The current healthcare debate has been overtaking the news cycle for a long time. Today we break down the debate and system with doctor and writer Elisabeth Rosenthal. Her new book, “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back,” explains how we got to where we are today, and […]