BadgerCare

Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed October 23, 2013

State Encourages Healthcare Exchange Enrollment by Phone, Mail

The federal online healthcare exchange has experienced problems since its debut earlier this month.

President Obama has promised a “tech surge” to fix the problems with the online healthcare exchange. Time to enroll in the exchange is shrinking for thousands of Wisconsin adults who will lose their Medicaid coverage in January. Gov. Walker rejected federal money to expand Medicaid here, so in 2014, the state program will drop all adults living above the poverty level. Instead, his administration will refer them to the exchange. Claire Smith is a spokesperson for the state Department of Health Services.

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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
1:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

BadgerCare Changes Would Force Thousands to Health Care Marketplace

BadgerCare to add thousands of poor Wisconsin residents, and boot off many others currently enrolled.
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Wisconsin has asked for permission from the federal government to change its health care program for the poor – BadgerCare Plus. Wednesday, leaders will hold the first of three town hall meetings to explain the changes.

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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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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Neighborhood News Service reporter Brendan O'Brien.

A divide between the insured and the poor may be opening up in the cost of services for domestic abuse victims.

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