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Limited health plans could improve care, reduce costs

July 5, 2015
Insurance plans that include only a subset of all hospitals and physicians in a geographic area can be tools for improving health care and controlling costs, Professor David Weimer and two co-authors suggest in an essay published in June in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Nominations sought for Gladfelter public service innovation awards

July 2, 2015
Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Lloyd D. Gladfelter Awards for Government Innovation.
Bill Schmitt (right) stands with local men while working on a watershed project in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.

MIPA grad to start humanitarian service in Turkey

July 2, 2015
Alum Bill Schmitt is spending the summer of 2015 at home in Wisconsin before starting a new position in Turkey, assisting with Catholic Relief Services' ongoing humanitarian needs. WauwatosaNow.com profiled him in a July 1, 2015, article. He graduated from the La Follette School in 2005 with a master of international public affairs degree.
From left: former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, La Follette School Director Susan Yackee and commissioner emeritus of baseball Allan H.

Yackee meets with Kohl, Selig

June 29, 2015
La Follette School Director Susan Yackee joins former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl and commissioner emeritus of baseball Allan H. "Bud" Selig for a studio portrait.