Health Insurance

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), changed health care delivery, financing, cost and consumer protections and the way most Americans shop for individual health insurance. Read more

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Medicare for All can be a different concept based upon political leanings and plan details. Specific differences emerge as you peel back the layers of the competing proposals. Read more

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About 59 million Americans spend money out of pocket on alternative medicine approaches, largely because health insurance companies still won’t cover many non-traditional practices. Read more

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After nearly a decade, despite taking a beating through litigation, repeal efforts and executive branch hostility, the ACA remains the law of the land—but for how much longer? Read more

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The Shepherd Express begins a five-week series entitled “Navigating the Health Care-Health Insurance Maze” with the issue of Thursday, Oct. 3. Here’s what to expect. Read more

Navigating Health Care & Insurance

Wisconsinites pay more than they should for health care. With the election of Gov. Tony Evers, Kevin Kane of Citizen Action of Wisconsin explains how that can change for the better. Read more

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The Trump resistance movement will continue with an inauguration protest to be held on Friday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. in Red Arrow Park in Downtown Milwaukee, which is organized by the Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump. Read more

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According to a Rand Corp. study from earlier this year, about 17 million Americans signed up for insurance coverage as a result of Obamacare. The problem, though, is that sometimes insurance coverage isn’t enough to protect patients from re... Read more

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Thanks to the Affordable Care Act—or Obamacare or the ACA—all insurance plans must now cover substance use disorder treatment, mental health treatment and free preventive services. But there’s still more our state can do because preventive ... Read more

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If Gov. Scott Walker was really serious about growing Wisconsin’s economy, he’d make sure that our businesses and families had access to affordable health insurance. Unfortunately, the Walker administration has done little to nothing to bri... Read more

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This lawsuit never seemed to be logical to me, but King v.Burwell made it all the way up to the Supreme Court. Today, six of the nine justices affirmed thatthe subsidies provided to low-income health care consumers in states that didn’tset up t.. Read more

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been fighting the Affordable Care Act at every turn. Walker decided not to implement a state-based insurance exchange under the law, opted out of expanding BadgerCare with 100% federal funds and hasn’t gotten... Read more

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Question: What does Obamacare mean for the Latino community?Answer: For members of all ethnic groups, the Affordable Care Act helps expand opportunity Read more

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Question: Is it too late to change my plan on Did you purchase an insurance plan before realizing you didn’t like some aspect of it? Perhaps you realized you prefer a different network or deductible? That’s OK! During... Read more

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Question: Do I need to be worried about my personal information under Obamacare?Answer: You should always be careful when it comes to personal information, and buying health coverage is no different. While it has never been Read more

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Residents of Milwaukee and Racine are paying 23% more or an extra $1,810 annually for large-group health insurance than Madison-area residents, according to a new analysis by Read more

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Unwilling to accept Gov. Scott Walker’s refusal to fully expand Medicaid programs at the state level with federal dollars, representatives of 20 Wisconsin counties Read more

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The Walker administration is likely breaking federal law by accepting federal Medicaid funds at the same time it’s refusing to enroll BadgerCare Core participants and Read more

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An estimated 1,200 low-income and uninsured military veterans won’t be eligible for BadgerCare coverage, thanks to Gov. Scott Walker’s refusal to expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read more

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You just can’t please some people.Gov. Scott Walker is playing a high-stakes game of chicken—a game that could seriously affect the state’s citizens and health care industry—by stalling on implementing the federal Affordable Care Act’s requ... Read more

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