Affordable Care Act

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
Credit MCTS

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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Health & Science
6:33 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

A Prescription for Conflict Resolution in Health Care

Conflict resolution is becoming increasingly important in health care.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Leonard Marcus, director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard School of Public Health.

The Obama Administration is taking heat for early glitches in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, largely as a result of problems with the website, healthcare.gov.

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