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The U. S. Supreme Court could rule soon on whether the Affordable Care Act can provide subsidies for millions of Americans.

The decision could affect Wisconsin and more than 30 other states that did not set up their own marketplaces. Their residents have had to buy plans on the federal exchange.

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Before the U.S. Supreme Court ends its session, it will rule on a case that could have a significant impact on health care in this country.

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The health care environment in southeastern Wisconsin is a competitive one, with several major players vying for dominance. One of those players got a big dose of good financial news late last week.

Erin Toner

This year marks notable anniversaries for the country’s entitlement programs for seniors. Medicare turns 50 and Social Security turns 80. 

Federal leaders continue talking about ways to sustain benefits for older Americans because their numbers are growing.

Milwaukee area seniors offered ideas Monday at the Washington Park Senior Center.

Harold Omeig, who’s 70, says his monthly Social Security check from the federal government is all he has.

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Monday marks the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s passage. Experts and politicians continue assessing the law’s impacts. WUWM’s Erin Toner caught up with UWM Prof. Owen Thompson, who studies the economics of health care. Thompson says some dire predictions, such as insurance premiums would skyrocket, have not come to pass.

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Battle lines are being drawn over portions of Governor Walker’s proposed budget for the coming two years. 

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Gov. Walker’s proposed budget would change the way thousands of Wisconsin families get care for an elderly loved one, or a member with disabilities.

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Thousands of low-income Wisconsin residents who get federal subsidies for their health coverage could be impacted by a case the U.S. Supreme Court is considering.

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The Affordable Care Act has been law for a couple of years now, so you might think talking about health policy would be more like a routine check-up by now.

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As you compile your 2014 income tax documents, know that there will be a new line item on the federal form – because of the Affordable Care Act.

Increase in Medicaid Payments Under ACA to End

Dec 31, 2014

Doctors and hospitals throughout Wisconsin are bracing for a steep cut in Medicaid reimbursements, and there are fears the lower payments could reduce the quality of care.

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

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

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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Some people hope that the idea of medical malpractice reform will gain traction in Wisconsin, even if it’s not a current campaign issue. 

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