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

Team care slicing medical costs

Minnesota officials say the coordinated approach brings better care at less expense for patients, especially those with difficult conditions.

Updated: May 22, 2012, - 10:11 PM

64 pounds of mercury turns up on Craigslist

A young man found jugs of the toxic metal in his grandfather's garage and offered it for sale. The PCA took it off his hands for $300.

Updated: May 17, 2012, - 10:47 PM

Families of frail seniors call sensors a godsend

A high-tech solution is transforming services to frail seniors in Minnesota by spotting problems while they're small. For some seniors and their families, it's raised privacy concerns, but for others, it's a godsend.

Updated: April 16, 2012, - 11:56 AM

Dayton offers three legislative priorities

A spokesman said the GOP majority plans to work for a deal on a stadium, bonding and a health plan windfall.

Updated: April 09, 2012, - 09:22 PM

Health beat: In Anoka County, aid to hungry wins award

Every month, an unusual safety net sweeps through pockets of poverty in Anoka County and scoops up 40 or 50 people in need of food.

Updated: April 05, 2012, - 11:32 PM

Mercury-laden cosmetics swept off Twin Cities shelves

Skin whiteners, many with non-English labels, were targeted last year. officials say.

Updated: April 04, 2012, - 10:42 PM

Health care aides’ pay can be cut, judge says in ruling

Personal care assistants who take care of their relatives face a 20 percent reduction in Medicaid-based payments.

Updated: March 26, 2012, - 09:04 PM

Health beat: A helping hand for men who give care

In Minnesota, about 240,000 men are caregivers to spouses, parents, in-laws, children and friends -- helping them cope with acute or chronic illnesses.

Updated: March 22, 2012, - 07:24 PM

Minnesota seniors facing a spike in long-term care cost

Thousands of Minnesotans have seen premiums rise by up to 90 percent to cover nursing home or other care.

Updated: March 19, 2012, - 10:04 AM

Add-ons to HMO audit bill may cloud approval prospects

Senate version is losing some DFL support because of amendments that explore opening state health plans to nonprofits.

Updated: March 13, 2012, - 09:50 PM

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