Health Care


Women for Women Wausau

Women for Women Wausau Thursday, June 2 at 6 PM Zoom link at the bottom and also find us on Facebook! Sara Finger from the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health A message from our Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health Founder & Executive Director, Sara Finger: Now what? The draft opinion from the US Supreme Court has been leaked and we have all been awakened to how serious and real the threat to abortion access in the United States is. For those of us working daily to advocate for women's health and wellbeing, the news of a Supreme Court's draft ...

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Today I March

Today I march. I march for the women who blazed the trail before me, giving me the rights, I have. Thank you, you sacrificed so much. I am so grateful. Most of all, I march for my daughter and the girls of her generation and future generations. I march for all women, so you have the CHOICE. I march because we cannot go back. I was pleased today to see the mix of young and older alike. I was pleased to see men who support women. Citizens who understand we are living in a country that has one of the highest maternal mortality rates, no paid parental leave, and no ...

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Making Money From Medicare

Medicare was created in 1965 to provide affordable basic healthcare for senior citizens. At the time half of seniors did not have any hospitalization insurance. One third of seniors lived in poverty and couldn't afford any medical care. Given the obvious need and the fact that the private insurance companies were not interested in sick, old people (unless they had money) Medicare became a vital government program for seniors. Medicare has been successful in improving the health and well-being of seniors. It has been extremely popular with the public, despite its faults ...

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UW-Platteville cannabis program is growing as legal status in Wisconsin remains hazy

The status of legal cannabis in Wisconsin, whether for recreational or medicinal use, remains up in the air, but that hasn’t stopped UW-Platteville’s cannabis program from growing. 

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The state of women’s welfare in these divided states

Yet I never find where anyone else says what I am about to say: legal abortion is a consolation prize for women suffering under systemic oppression.

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Women’s reproductive health under fire from an unjust system

Eight million women are uninsured as they face the "Medicaid gap" when their income is too high for Medicaid and too low to purchase healthcare through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Discrimination isn’t always a bad thing

When you hear the word discrimination, what comes to mind? Likely you equate the term with prejudice. But one doesn’t need to prejudge or generalize in order to discriminate.

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Learning to play as an adult

It’s two in the morning and I’m still awake.

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PHARMACEUTICALS AS A PUBLIC UTILITY UNIT II: WHO PAYS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Most of us have heard of the EpiPen – the pharmaceutical corporation Mylan’s trade name for its Epinephrine Autoinjector.  It is a device used to quickly inject the life-saving drug epinephrine into a person undergoing a potentially fatal allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis, to a variety of things such as bee stings, peanuts or other foods, and medications.  It is estimated that over 15 million Americans are subject to food allergies. Some 200,00 actual cases of anaphylaxis resulting in about 200 deaths occur each year. Epinephrine is the industry name for ...

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ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

Advance directives are documents signed when we are of sound mind to inform those who will be taking care of us in the future -- usually our power of attorney -- how we want our finances handled and what we would want for medical care under particular circumstances. Until now, there was no advance directive addressing one's preference for medical treatment when suffering from dementia. The National Public Radio show "On Point," heard on many public radio stations from 9:00-11:00 a.m. weekdays, recently discussed a new advance directive form created to address one's ...

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