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

Health beat: Minn. aims to refocus its aid for most frail

State planners are seeking public reaction to a sweeping proposal they say would better target human services spending for frail and aged Minnesotans at a time of tight government budgets.

Updated: July 05, 2012, - 05:37 PM

Health beat: Progress and gaps in care for the poor

First, the good news about the health of Minnesota's poorest citizens: On five of eight measures, their medical care improved over the past five to eight years, a new report says.

Updated: June 28, 2012, - 06:07 PM

Minnesota responds in Medicaid probe

At issue is whether the state overcharged U.S. taxpayers.

Updated: June 19, 2012, - 09:29 PM

Health beat: For tips to keep fit, ask those over 100

Far from being frail recluses, many of today's centenarians are nearly as physically and socially active as their baby boomer grandkids, a new survey finds.

Updated: June 14, 2012, - 07:05 PM

Medicaid numbers spike in Minnesota

The number of Minnesotans on Medicaid is growing faster than in most other states, and so is the cost.

Updated: June 13, 2012, - 11:13 PM

Coalition targets Minnesota farmers for cleanup of river sludge

Voluntary efforts to reduce sediment are criticized as insufficient. Farm groups say members have worked to reduce soil erosion.

Updated: May 29, 2012, - 09:12 PM

She's one in 7 million

At 111, Minnesota's oldest resident calls herself "a normal person living a normal life," but her longevity puts her in unusual company.

Updated: May 25, 2012, - 09:49 AM

Health beat: Caring for those with dementia

More families then ever before are providing care to elders, because of the rising number of aging people with dementia, a University of Minnesota expert says.

Updated: May 24, 2012, - 06:22 PM

Two songs got him through the war

John Evjen's favorite songs were the two played over and over while in captivity.

Updated: May 24, 2012, - 09:00 AM

Will I live to be 100?

For an estimate of how long you will live, you can take a free 10-minute online quiz.

Updated: May 23, 2012, - 02:36 PM

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