A plan to cut about half a billion dollars from the state's Medicaid costs put forward by Gov. Scott Walker's administration is drawing an overwhelmingly negative response at the first of two public hearings.
Health officials say emergency room visits by children injured in sports and recreational activities rose 60 percent in the past decade. They said that's probably because parents and coaches are more careful about getting these head injuries treated.
Young athletes who suffer what appears to be a concussion or head injury would have to be immediately removed from the activity and not be allowed to return until examined by a health care provider and given written clearance under a bill up for hearing in the Legislature.
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