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Analysis compares California exchange, commercial health insurance hospital networks

May 5, 2015

The suspicion that the federal Affordable Care Act reduces options for patients to choose their health care providers proves to be true, according to a new study co-authored by David Weimer, a professor with the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. However, the quality of hospitals in insurance exchange networks was as good or better than those in commercial insurance networks.

New database allows custom comparisons of city finances

September 20, 2013

As Detroit faces bankruptcy and other U.S. cities address an ongoing crisis in municipal finance, a new interactive database allows for the first time meaningful comparisons of city finances — from spending on schools, police, and public works to revenues from the property tax and other sources.

Tribune executive to become risk management director

March 14, 2013

Cara Leeman, director of risk management at the Tribune Company in Chicago, Ill., has been selected as the new director of Risk Management at UW–Madison, Division of Business Services.