In response to increasing out-of-pocket medical costs, Professor J. Michael Collins brought together various stakeholders May 16 to discuss the intersection of healthcare and financial capability. The workshop, Managing Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses: How Well are Families Prepared for a World of High Deductibles, highlighted Collins’ survey of public employees with health plans through the Wisconsin Employee Trust Funds (ETF).
Two La Follette School alumni recently shared their expertise with public radio listeners. John Vander Meer (MPA ’06) discussed the difficulties facing skilled nursing facilities in Wisconsin, and Anne Chapman (MPA ’12) addressed education funding in the state.
David Axelrod shared his deeply personal connection with health care reform during a 90-minute conversation with La Follette School students September 28. As a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, Axelrod understood the political risks of the issue and was deeply conflicted about it.
The La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science at UW–Madison along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) are hosting a series of Real Town Hall events in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections.
La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher and four UW–Madison colleagues received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Fletcher, who also serves as director of UW–Madison’s Center for Demography of Health and Aging, is leading the project with Emeritus Professor Alberto Palloni of the Department of Sociology.
Richelle Andrae (MPA ’17) co-authored the 2018 Healthcare Workforce Report published by the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce (WCMEW).
Lisa Ellinger (MPA ’03) joined the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) as its new vice president of public policy.
Nick Heckman (MPA ’12) is one of the presenters at the 2018 University of Wisconsin Obesity Management Summit in Madison on May 18 and 19.
UW–Madison’s Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) has selected La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher as its director, effective this month.