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For State of Wisconsin employees, including employees at UW-Milwaukee, the health insurance open enrollment period brought a lot of questions. Most of the insurance companies who previously offered coverage will no longer do so in 2018.  State employees in the Milwaukee area have only two companies to choose from.

One is the Menasha-based Network Health, which also made the recent decision to remain on the Milwaukee County exchange, despite uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act’s future. 

Milwaukee Officials Report Suspected Redlining

Dec 16, 2014
Bob Bach

    

Milwaukee officials say some homeowners are facing a new form of redlining - the practice by insurance companies of charging more to people in low-income areas, or denying coverage.

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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.

The study by the Rand Corporation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates healthcare reform measures are already shielding young adults - under age 26 - from steep medical costs linked to emergency medical care.