Fifth Congressional District Interview: Jennifer Vipond, Wisconsin News Roundup, How Health Insurers Are Using Big Data

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Some health insurers have been working with data companies to gather and use demographics and details like race, age, name changes and even TV habits to predict health costs. We talk to an expert to find out more. We also hear from 5th congressional district candidate Jennifer Vipond and we take a look at this weeks Wisconsin news.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup – August 10, 2018

    The health group Ascension Wisconsin announced plans for a $42 million medical center in Sturtevant, near the Foxconn technology plant now under construction. A Milwaukee reporter was arrested for taking pictures at a police department. Plus, a Deforest police chief is under scrutiny due to a racist video he posted on social media.

  • Fifth Congressional District Candidate Interview: Jennifer Vipond

    In our series of interviews with candidates for the Fifth Congressional seat, we speak with Dr. Jennifer Vipond.She is running as a Republican in the August 14 primary.

  • Why Health Insurance Companies Are Looking At Big Data

    A new report from ProPublica finds that health insurance companies are looking at big data. We talk to the reporter who broke the story about why and what the companies are using it for.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Dr. Jennifer Vipond Guest
  • Marshall Allen Guest

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