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GOP leaves room for run up the middle in 58th

If I were Dennis Degenhardt and running for the 58th Assembly seat left vacant by the premature death of Bob Gannon, I would not run as just a Democrat, I would run as a Democrat/Independent. Even though Donald Trump carried the county by 68%, making it one of the reddest counties in the country, the Trump/Clinton ...

Health care insurers seek better business model

Ostensibly, health insurers have long been on the side of the insureds, namely employers and their employees who pay the nation’s health care bills. But tectonic plates are moving in the delivery of health care, and it’s not so clear any more. The BUCAs (Blue Cross, United Health Care, Cigna and Aetna) and other big ...

Johnson emerges as small business hero

Sen. Ron Johnson is hardly the proverbial Mr. Smith, the naïve small-town movie character who went to Washington and stumbled into reforming it. Our Wisconsin senator ran a relatively small plastics extrusion business, but married into a major business fortune. It’s the connections to Bemis Corp. of Neenah and the founding Howard Curler family that allowed ...

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When exploding health care costs threatened Serigraph's solvency, CEO John Torinus Jr. searched the country for solutions. Using his findings, Torinus applied innovative, cutting-edge strategies and cut his company's health care expenses well below the national average while improving his employees' care.