Wisconsin’s spring election is set for Tuesday with the high-profile — and record breakingly expensive — Supreme Court race on the top of the ticket, a handful of statewide ballot referenda and local races across the state.
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The Clean Water We All Deserve | Opinion
During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, as we fast daily from food and water from dawn till sunset, let us honor and celebrate the central role of water in our lives, both physically and spiritually. This month-long spiritual experience enhances and deepens our compassion for the poor, hungry and thirsty.
Lawmakers Consider How Wisconsin’s Mental Health Policies Could Improve
State agency representatives and mental health advocates testified Tuesday about how Wisconsin could improve when it comes to addressing mental health issues, asking lawmakers to consider supporting different policies and additional investments, including certain items proposed by Gov. Tony Evers for the upcoming biennial budget.
Infant Formula Shortages Forced Some Parents to Feed Their Babies in Less Healthy Ways
One third of families who relied on formula to feed their babies during the COVID-19 pandemic were forced by severe infant formula shortages to resort to suboptimal feeding practices that can harm infant health, according to our research published in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition.
Poor People’s Campaign Takes Medicaid Expansion Advocacy to the Halls of the Capitol
As both chambers of the state Legislature held floor sessions Wednesday, scores of Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign activists rallied on the first floor of the state Capitol rotunda to draw attention to one of their top priorities in the state budget: expanding Medicaid, known as BadgerCare in Wisconsin.
Advocates Mark Affordable Care Act Anniversary with Success Stories, Warnings
With the Affordable Care Act another year older, patients who have benefited from expanded health care coverage along with boosters in Washington and Wisconsin used the 13th anniversary of the federal health care law Thursday to highlight its success and warn of renewed threats to its future.
With Medicaid Renewal About to Start, State Urges Patients to Update Contact Info
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.
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.