Affordable Care Act

Health & Science
2:22 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Why One Local Health Network is Ready to Participate in the Affordable Care Act

A worker helps an applicant register during a healthcare enrollment fair.
Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Around nine million people signed up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act's first year.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Dozens of Milwaukeeans Sign Up for Affordable Care Act in Second Year

Several people stood in line this week at the Washington Park Library to inquire about the Affordable Care Act.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Some Milwaukee residents are signing up for health care coverage as the federal Affordable Care Act enters its second year.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Begins Saturday

In 2013, "navigators" helped many people in Milwaukee sign up for plans under the ACA. This year, insurance agents are expected to play a larger role.
Credit Erin Toner

Those who missed signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act last year have a new opportunity starting this weekend.

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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.

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.
Credit Saul Loeb, Getty Images

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.
Credit photos.com

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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