Affordable Care Act

Health & Science
1:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Daunting Task: Helping Low-Income Milwaukee Adults Switch Health Coverage

Milwaukee free health clinics keep medical records on patients. Soon, more time may be spent enrolling them in BadgerCare or the federal exchange

With big health care changes looming on the state and federal levels, Milwaukee's free clinics are bracing for confusion and to be needed, like never before, even though supporters of each change say it's designed to serve the most vulnerable.

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Health & Science
12:42 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Report: Poor Victims Could Pay More for Domestic Violence Counseling

"A Survivor's Journey" by Joel Bergner (2010), located at Brookland Café in Washington, D.C.
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A divide between the insured and the poor may be opening up in the cost of services for domestic abuse victims.

Health & Science
5:36 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Consumers, Employers Still Uncertain About Health Care Reform's Impact

What do doctors, patients and businesses need to know about the Affordable Care Act's provisions going forward?
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With the largest portion of the healthcare reform bill not set to go into law until next year, new research indicates the law is already having an impact on one population.

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Health & Science
2:48 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Learning About Wisconsin's Health Care Exchange or Marketplace

T-minus 10 months

In 10 months, the Affordable Care Act moves into full force.

Kenneth Munson, regional director of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, says starting in October, Wisconsin residents can enroll in the state’s health insurance exchange or marketplace. Gov. Walker opted not to create it, so the federal government is doing the job.

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Health & Science
9:49 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Why Walker Said 'No' to State-Run Health Insurance Exchange

Gov. Walker announced his decision Friday.
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Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday that Wisconsin will not create its own health insurance exchange, as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. Walker says he will leave the responsibility to the federal government.

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Health & Science
9:03 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Timeline: Health Care Exchange Discussion in Wisconsin

States must tell the federal government by Friday whether they'll create a state-run health exchange.

Update: Gov. Walker announces that Wisconsin will not create its own health insurance exchange.

Gov. Scott Walker has until Friday Nov. 16 to announce whether Wisconsin will create its own health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act. If the state refuses, the federal government will create Wisconsin's exchange.

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Health & Science
9:30 am
Thu November 15, 2012

What Kentucky has Learned about Creating a Health Insurance Exchange

Kentucky started planning months ago and shares what it has learned.
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Governor Walker will announce his decision Friday, as to whether Wisconsin will create a state-run health insurance exchange or rely on the federal government to develop a plan.

WUWM inquired about Kentucky’s plan – that state is months ahead in planning its exchange.

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Health & Science
9:24 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Marquette Lecturer: Eventually, Only Fringe Element Will Scorn Health Care Reform Act

Government researcher perceives opposition to ACA dwindling.

While Wisconsin remains among the states yet to take formal steps toward creating a health care exchange, Chris Murray, a lecturer at Marquette University's Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, describes opposition to the Affordable Care Act as waning.

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Health & Science
9:12 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Advocates and Others Await Walker Decision on Health Care Exchange

The president's health care overhaul is being implemented, one step at a time.

Although the U.S. Supreme Court upheld it this year, the fate of the president’s health care overhaul was uncertain until the election. Governors, such as Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, put off implementing portions of the Affordable Care Act until after the vote, hoping the law would fall, if the president did. However, despite Obama’s victory last week, Gov. Walker has not yet made public his plans for meeting a key demand of the law. As WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl reports, interested parties are waiting, as a deadline approaches.

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