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

Mpls. Vets Home cashier suspected of stealing

Audit of Minneapolis facility says employee handled cash and checks on behalf of residents.

Updated: December 01, 2011, - 11:21 PM

Paying price for helping son

A challenge to a new Medicaid rule could affect thousands of Minnesotans.

Updated: November 30, 2011, - 07:01 AM

Regions to stop providing elective abortions

Activists claim victory, but St. Paul hospital cites business considerations. The hospital cited falling numbers and other providers nearby. But abortion opponents say protests forced Regions to close its reproductive health clinic.

Updated: November 25, 2011, - 10:46 PM

Health beat: Exercise tops stent for some patients

For many of the 2 million to 3 million Americans with leg pain from narrowed arteries, exercise could be more effective than some surgeries, a University of Minnesota researcher says.

Updated: November 24, 2011, - 04:44 PM

Health beat: Premiums rise, but less than nationally

It's probably no surprise to thousands of Minnesota families who are renewing employee health insurance this time of year, but a new study finds that their average premiums have shot up 38 percent in the past seven years, reaching $13,903.

Updated: November 17, 2011, - 06:14 PM

Hospital ordered to pay $225,000 for fall from table

St. Joseph's Hospital apologizes but insists fall didn't kill 300-pound man.

Updated: November 15, 2011, - 10:42 PM

Health funds spark GOP ire

Republican legislators demand details on $24.8 million in federal grants for health and human service programs.

Updated: November 15, 2011, - 08:53 PM

Study suggests hopes may be too high for new 'health care homes’

A new study finds the model offers only modest improvements in care and satisfaction.

Updated: November 15, 2011, - 02:16 PM

Drug safety loophole persists

Nursing homes are exempt from law requiring e-prescription use. Hospitals and clinics are slow to meet state requirement.

Updated: November 10, 2011, - 10:52 PM

Pastor accused of fleecing one of his flock

Rev. Gregory Oats of Roseville had power of attorney for the man, now dying.

Updated: November 10, 2011, - 07:00 AM

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