Health Care


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Off the Cuff


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Before being crippled by astroturfing, the VA health care system was a government-run health care program that worked very well, so Republicans want to kill it off. Read more

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Tanya Atkinson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin talks about Title X and the duty to provide health services to Wisconsinites. Read more

Issue of the Week

Director Steve Burrows discusses his documentary and the Milwaukee Film Festival screening. Read more

I Hate Hollywood


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Medicare for All can be a different concept based upon political leanings and plan details. Specific differences emerge as you peel back the layers of the competing proposals. Read more

Navigating Health Care & Insurance 1 Comments


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After nearly a decade, despite taking a beating through litigation, repeal efforts and executive branch hostility, the ACA remains the law of the land—but for how much longer? Read more

Navigating Health Care & Insurance


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The Shepherd Express begins a five-week series entitled “Navigating the Health Care-Health Insurance Maze” with the issue of Thursday, Oct. 3. Here’s what to expect. Read more

Navigating Health Care & Insurance


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The good news for Democrats is that, after some squabbling, the candidates did present some positive ideas to restore competent national leadership. Read more

Taking Liberties 1 Comments


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Milwaukee medical maverick points out the pros and cons of contemporary health care and its alternatives. Read more

Cannabis Connection

It’s time to clear away the clutter of so many candidates with almost no support and give those with the most popular and financial backing more opportunities to present their messages. Read more

Taking Liberties 4 Comments


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In legislative races this year, public education and health care are top issues. A third key issue is budget priorities, especially neglected Wisconsin roads that are among the worst in the nation. Read more

News Features

Despite being a nurse, U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir has consistently defended the interests of insurance companies rather than the interests of Wisconsinites. Read more

News Features 4 Comments

The Trump resistance movement will continue with an inauguration protest to be held on Friday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. in Red Arrow Park in Downtown Milwaukee, which is organized by the Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump. Read more

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Here’s where the reckless, extreme right-wing radicalism of House Speaker Paul Ryan kicks in. Read more

Taking Liberties 6 Comments

Certified nursing assistants are blaming low wages for the looming crises at Wisconsin’s long-term care facilities. Read more

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A quick personal note: I've been out of the country this month, and I can't say how heartbreaking and surreal it was following the Sherman Park news from abroad. It's during times of crisis and turmoil that rap music is needed the most—when words .. Read more

On Music

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On Music

Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress after making a fool of himself by texting pictures of his penis to Internet strangers, but made a comeback as a vigorous candidate for New York mayor—until another sexting scandal erupted. Weiner is a r... Read more

Home Movies

Milwaukee’s Mr. J’s Lounge will commemorate 40 years of jazzand blues with a weekend-long celebration beginning Friday, July 15. The festivities begin with a performance by Walter Beasleyon Friday, and conclude Sunday night with a perfo.. Read more

Happening Now

“If I’m a Senate Republican on the committee up for re-election or an Assembly Republican, I don’t want to touch this,” said state Sen. Jon Erpenbach of the Walker administration’s plan to privatize Family Care and IRIS, the state’s long... Read more

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