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HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE UNINSURED: The Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan (HIRSP)

Guest: Amie Goldman, CEO, Wisconsin HIRSP Authority Over 525,000 non-elderly Wisconsin residents are without health insurance. Most of these people have been denied insurance due to pre-existing medical conditions or have lost their employer-sponsored coverage. The Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan was created in 1979 to help insure these Wisconsin residents who were not able to… Read more »

HEALTH CARE REFORM VS. THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

Guest: Wendell Potter, author DEADLY SPIN (An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans) In 2009, Wendell Potter made national headlines when he testified before a Senate panel on health care reform. This was after he walked away as head of corporate communications for CIGNA because… Read more »

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: AN ON-GOING PUZZLE

Guests: Colleen Hayes, Ph.D., UW researcher Shelley Peterman Schwartz, living with MS Wisconsin has one of the highest incidences of MS in the United States – one in 500. Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive disease for which no cure has yet been found. UW professor Colleen Hayes shares her research on Vitamin D’s role in… Read more »

BRAIN FITNESS FOR MEMORY IMPAIRMENT

Guests: Jody Curley, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin Jean Bachhuber, Oak Park Place As growing numbers of people are being diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment and early stage Alzheimer’s, there is a new focus on maximizing their mental capabilities and quality of life. One of the most innovative programs in our area is the… Read more »

HOMELESS ANIMALS FIND REFUGE AT DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

Guest: Gayle Viney, Public Relations Coordinator DCHS It’s not just about the animals. It’s how the breadth of programs at Dane County Humane Society matches the stream of homeless animals under its roof with people from all segments of society. And all are better for it. From bringing unconditional joy to the elderly and infirmed… Read more »