The end of free lunch leaves families struggling to feed their kids and nutrition departments under-funded as they navigate families who can’t pay.
Category: Health & Welfare
When college athletes take their own lives, healing the team becomes the next goal
In the weeks after Stanford University soccer goalie Katie Meyer, 22, died by suicide last March, her grieving teammates were inseparable even when not training.
High child care costs, low accessibility leads to smaller Wisconsin families
Unaffordable child care means, Wisconsin parents work less, earn less and stress more.
After people on Medicaid die, states including Wisconsin aggressively seek repayment
Wisconsin’s ‘estate recovery program’ recouped more than $31 million in the 2019 fiscal year
A bitter battle over the ‘orphan drug’ program leaves patients’ pocketbooks at risk
A prescription drug that helps Lore Wilkinson walk and talk despite a rare muscle disease cost her so little for more than a decade that she didn’t even use her insurance to pay for it.
Safety concerns mount at Milwaukee County’s Granite Hills psychiatric hospital
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services flagged several violations, and dozens of calls to West Allis police concerned patients assaulting other patients or staff.
What to know about medical costs in Wisconsin as federal public health emergency ends
The federal public health emergency is a key COVID-19 pandemic tool. It is scheduled to end on May 11.
What Wisconsin’s BadgerCare Plus recipients should know to keep their benefits
BadgerCare Plus recipients should be ready to reapply for coverage after March 31. A health care navigator can help.
Wave of rural nursing home closures grows amid staffing crunch
Nursing home closures largely stem from a shortage of workers. The problem could deepen as pandemic-era government assistance dries up and care facilities struggle to compete with rising wages offered by other employers.
Man seeks stability after facing youth homelessness in Milwaukee
With help from the nonprofit Pathfinders, a 22-year-old tries to escape a cycle of homelessness that ensnares many who age out of the foster system.
‘Here again’: Abortion activists rally 50 years after Roe
Sunday’s main march was held in Wisconsin, where upcoming elections could determine the state Supreme Court’s power balance and future abortion rights.
Record bird flu outbreaks contribute to surge in egg prices
Consumers face higher grocery and restaurant bills as the egg industry recovers from a deadly avian influenza outbreak. But prices may have peaked.