Panel discussion looks at solutions for shortage of health care workers (Feb. 10, 2023, UWM Report)

Increasing pay and creating avenues for more affordable education could entice more young people to enter a health care profession or help retain workers in an industry that is especially struggling to fill jobs. Panelists at a discussion about the acute shortage of health care workers also pointed to easing the burden of required administrative work as a way to keep nurses, doctors, home health aides, physical therapists and other professionals motivated and focused on patient care.

Wisconsin’s population is trending older. Where will non-drivers find transportation? (Jan. 5, 2023, Wisconsin Public Radio)

The state Department of Administration expects the population of 65-plus Wisconsinites to grow by nearly 500,000 by 2040 and comprise nearly a quarter of the total population, up from 14 percent in 2010. That’s based upon the agency’s most recent analysis of census data in 2013.