Warren Wolfe

Reporter | Aging and health-care policy
Phone: 612-673-7253
At the Star Tribune, Warren Wolfe has been a copy editor, assistant city editor, team leader and roving state feature writer and covered agriculture before moving to the aging beat. He has written extensively about caregiving, nursing homes, Medicare, Medicaid, and state and national policies on health care and aging.

Recent content from Warren Wolfe

Minn. rank on obesity better, but ...

The good news about fatness in Minnesota is that the state is now the 13th least obese, down from 20th last year. Unfortunately, that's because people elsewhere got fatter.

Updated: July 08, 2011, - 01:18 AM

Care for elderly, disabled strained

Cracks in the system of care for sick and frail Minnesotans are emerging this week as the loss of state services begins to disrupt providers' ability to maintain staff and facilities.

Updated: July 07, 2011, - 06:32 AM

Preventive care or a waste of time for docs, patients?

Medicare's new annual wellness tests are designed to catch problems early. Some say they're not enough.

Updated: July 03, 2011, - 10:35 PM

July 2: State shutdown hits home - and wallet

Layoffs and curtailed services in wake of budget impasse have some Minnesotans angry, others fearful.

Updated: July 01, 2011, - 10:55 PM

Sylvia Hirt, 84, trained therapy, police dogs

After raising four children, she devoted her attention to her beloved canines. She also loved to travel.

Updated: June 23, 2011, - 08:27 PM

Longevity rising, but not in all counties

For 20 years, Minnesotans have lived longer than people in all but two other states.

Updated: June 16, 2011, - 08:03 PM

Hard times stalling health spending

Minnesotans have been holding back on paying for care during the recession, says a new state analysis of the financial situation.

Updated: June 08, 2011, - 08:50 PM

Health care, on demand, for life

An obscure provision in a 1981 law allows ex-legislators to buy state group health insurance, then dip in and out as they need it.

Updated: June 01, 2011, - 09:09 AM

Monthly premiums for federal health care program get slashed

But a similar state program is probably still more attractive.

Updated: May 31, 2011, - 10:53 PM

Carlson chides GOP on health care

The Republican former governor said state should not privatize MinnesotaCare. "This is not an extravagant program," he said.

Updated: May 09, 2011, - 09:35 PM

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