Affordable Care Act

Politics & Government
9:22 am
Thu July 17, 2014

State Promises to Contact Residents Dropped From Medicaid Who Did Not Enroll in Marketplace

New figures from the state show 38,000 people who were dropped from Medicaid did not sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

The Walker administration released a couple sets of numbers on Wednesday – about residents and health insurance.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Judge Hears Sen. Ron Johnson’s Lawsuit Against the Obama Administration

Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson is a longtime opponent of the Affordable Care Act

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson is suing the administration for offering health care subsidies to Congress and its aides, if they buy plans on the federal exchange.

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Regional
12:20 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Local Groups React to Supreme Court Ruling in Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies that object to birth control on religious grounds don’t have to pay for employees’ contraception.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Wisconsin Hospitals Among the Best in Quality of Care Rankings

Dr. Joshua Field (right) is medical director of the Adult Sickle Cell Clinic at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Kathryn Koch (left) is a nurse practitioner at the clinic. It has reduced inpatient admissions and ER visits by half.

Part One of a two-part series on quality improvements at Wisconsin hospitals.
Part Two

The mandate that everyone has health insurance is the foundation of the Affordable Care Act. But a lesser-known provision of the law helps ensure that if people end up in the hospital, they'll get good care.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Critical Deadline Approaching for Wisconsin Uninsured

Lauren Koegler, left, works with a "navigator" at an Affordable Care Act enrollment fair in Milwaukee

The Affordable Care Act requires people to be enrolled in a qualified health insurance plan by March 31 or face a penalty.

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Health & Science
1:31 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

UWM Hosts Forum to Address Affordable Care Act's Challenges

US Representative Greg Walden, Republican of Oregon and chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, speaks during a press conference about healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, at the Republican National Committee in Washington, DC, January 28, 2014.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Dr. Chukuka Enwemeka.

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been beset by difficulties at a number of levels, from the website troubles as health exchanges were launched last year, to the news yesterday that only about half of uninsured adults (approximately 4.5 million adults, the population of Spain) have even investigated getting insurance through health exchanges.

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Economy & Business
2:56 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Federal Agencies in Milwaukee Partner to Connect Artists with Health Insurance

A new government partnership helps artists access health insurance through ACA.
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A conversation with HHS and SBA representatives about Health Insurance for artists

A first-of-its-kind partnership started here in Milwaukee between two federal agencies is working to help artists and other sole-proprietors figure out their health insurance options.

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Health & Science
12:29 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Is There a Dark Side to Electronic Medical Records?

Doctors are increasingly dissatisfied in their jobs. Is the trend toward electronic over paper medical records to blame?
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Ardis Hoven, the president of the American Medical Association.

Despite a federal mandate requiring most physicians to adopt electronic medical record-keeping, the president of the American Medical Association says doctors are increasingly frustrated with the technology.

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Politics & Government
5:22 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

ESSAY: Unpacking Sen. Ron Johnson's Comments and Lawsuit over 'Obamacare'

Essayist Avi Lank on health care

When U.S. Senator Ron Johnson announced he was suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act, a lot was made over the difference of opinion within Republican circles over the suit. 

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Groups Ramp Up Outreach as Healthcare Enrollment Deadline Looms

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett addresses reporters Monday at Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph campus, urging residents to enroll in new insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.

People in Wisconsin without health insurance have less than a week to buy a plan on the new federal exchange in order for coverage to begin in January.

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