Healthcare


Chestina Schubert raises her hand as she becomes the first person at University Hospital to be vaccinated on Dec. 17. Herd immunity, or vaccinating 70% of state residents, will not be likely by fall unless the federal government increasing vaccine allocation to Wisconsin. (Photo provided by UW Health)
Wisconsin Will Not Meet Herd Immunity by Fall Without More Vaccine Doses

DHS says federal government needs to double or triple the amount of weekly doses it is shipping or 70% of residents will not be vaccinated by the fall.

Vials containing the coronavirus vaccine is seen at the Louisa Jordan Hospital as the roll out begins on December 8, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. A batch of 65,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine arrived in the country at the weekend, it will be offered to all those over the age of eighteen a total of about 4.4 million people in Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell - Pool /Getty Images)
Evers Says Wisconsin Is Among the States Being Told to Expect a Lot Less Vaccine Than Planned

Governor wants answers on how distribution is being managed. State sets up a clinic for Bamlanivimab.

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Green Bay Physicians Compare Vaccine Success to ‘Hail Mary’ Touchdown

Doctors from Green Bay-area hospitals endorse safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine.

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Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Health Insurance Coverage. The Deadline Is Tuesday.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin tracks the ongoing sabotage to enrolling as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Lillian Cheesman, an attorney from West Allis and member of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, applies for health insurance on Healthcare.gov. The open enrollment period ends Tuesday, Dec. 15. Cheesman's application took 15 minutes, and selecting her health insurance took another 15. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Tuesday Is the Last Day to Sign Up for Health Care Through the Marketplace

It can take just a few minutes to sign up for health insurance.

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Enrollment Ends Dec. 15 for Insurance Coverage Through Affordable Care Act

Advocates warn not to wait until the last minute.

Gov. Tony Evers calls for unity and working together during a streamed address Nov. 10. (Screenshot)
Evers Asks For Federal Aid, Vaccine Priority Because State Republicans Won’t Help

“The federal government’s gotta step to the plate,” Evers says.