health care

October 22, 2012 - 8:30am
Few would dispute the idea that effective mental health care relies on the quality and accessibility of health care professionals, especially nurses. As stakeholders in Milwaukee County work to redesign the county’s mental health system, one of the...
December 9, 2011 - 8:00am
The latest edition of the People Speak poll finds Milwaukee area citizens are concerned about health care costs in general, as well as the costs of the new health care reform law.Of the 436 residents polled in early November, a majority (62%) agree...
November 15, 2011 - 8:00am
Recent local government and school district budget deliberations have honed in on deep and often contentious modifications to health care benefits. Many have asked how far local governments will go in reducing benefits now that they have been given...
August 30, 2011 - 8:00am
Two recent reports have raised concerns about healthcare access for low-income Milwaukeeans. First, The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee reported on Aurora Health Care’s relocation of orthopedic and heart surgeons from its Sinai Medical...
October 6, 2010 - 9:30am
A recent series of articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on safety issues at Milwaukee County's Mental Health Complex is the latest to raise questions about the level and quality of mental health care in our community. Unfortunately, while...
October 1, 2009 - 10:01am
Here at the Forum we try to keep our work current, focusing on topical issues of importance. Health care reform is obviously one such issue. Yet the Forum's mission is to inform local policy debates, not national ones. So it was not immediately...
June 26, 2008 - 10:15am
In the wake of Monday's unfortunate events at the County's Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center - in which a huge crowd seeking emergency food stamp benefits became dangerous and unruly - it was inevitable that we would see those from both the...
December 17, 2007 - 2:51pm
By: Anonymous
Advocacy groups, no matter what they advocate, often provide survey research that isn't very useful. That rule of thumb is evident in a recent report that Wisconsinites overwhelmingly oppose universal health insurance. This may be the case, but...
June 29, 2007 - 10:20am
By: Anonymous
If State Senate Democrats were looking to spark further debate about health care in Wisconsin, then their proposal and passage of the Healthy Wisconsin Plan, which is estimated to cost $15.2 billion in its first year, has accomplished that goal....
May 25, 2007 - 8:55am
At the Forum's Viewpoint Luncheon May 9, we had a panel of speakers representing the various health care reform plans now being batted about in Madison, as well as a speaker representing a more market-based view. All of the panelists agreed that...

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