Affordable Care Act

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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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'

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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Regional
1:00 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Walker Requests Delay for His Own Medicaid Reforms

The group, Wisconsin Jobs Now, recently held an event to help people enroll in insurance plans on the online exchange.

Wisconsin lawmakers will convene in a special session Monday to consider putting state Medicaid reform on a three-month delay.

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Politics & Government
3:08 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Walker Summons Legislature to Extend BadgerCare for Thousands

Gov. Walker proposing three-month extension for obtaining private health insurance

Gov. Walker will call legislators into special session Dec. 2, to give people losing BadgerCare three more months to enroll in the federal exchange.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Walker Wants Lawmakers to Extend BadgerCare Deadline

Gov. Walker wants lawmakers to extend deadline by three months to ensure people have health care
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Gov. Walker is asking the Legislature for three more months. He wants to extend the state’s timeline for moving people off BadgerCare and into the federal government’s new private marketplace.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Update: Walker Wants to Give 77,000 on BadgerCare Until April to Buy Private Health Coverage

Gov. Walker says he may extend the timeline for moving people off of BadgerCare and into private exchanges.

Gov. Walker's initial plan was to withdraw coverage from adults earning more than the poverty level and to refer them to the new federal exchange to buy private coverage.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Groups Rally to Boost Local Healthcare Enrollment Despite Troubled Website

Visitors to a health insurance fair in Milwaukee were screened to determine eligibility for Medicaid or the private marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.

Problems with the federally run website, healthcare.gov, have dragged down enrollment in the exchanges, including here in Wisconsin. 

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Health & Science
12:52 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

State Mailing Health Insurance Applications to 77,000 Losing BadgerCare

Paper applications are headed to the people Wisconsin is dropping from BadgerCare, to help them sign up for the new federal exchange.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Bus Messages Encourage People to Shop on Health Care Exchange

MCTS buses have been advertising the health care exchange for a few weeks
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If you’ve seen a Milwaukee County bus lately, you may have noticed a new digital message on the front. It alternates with the one telling you where the bus is headed.

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