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Insurance Companies in Noncompliance with the ACA

National Women’s Law Center released a report last week showing that 15 states have various insurance companies that are violating the terms of the ACA. These violations are involving “maternity care, birth control, breast-feeding support and supplies, genetic testing, well-woman visits, prescription drug coverage, care related to gender transition for transgender individuals, chronic pain treatment, … Continue reading

Pregnancy & The ACA

The ACA has done many amazing things for women and their families, but there is one major problem that is getting lots of attention: when a woman gets pregnant she is qualified to enroll in The Marketplace under the special enrollment period -but only when her baby is born. This leaves the mother responsible for … Continue reading

The Lowdown on Special Enrollment Periods

Some of you may be getting an abundance of emails saying, “You may qualify for the special enrollment period, find out today!” This is the blog to break down what those are, what they mean, and if you really do qualify! A special enrollment period is a time outside of the specified time to enroll … Continue reading

Shout-out to the ACA – Happy Birthday Edition

The ACA is officially 5 years old, so I thought I would take the time to look back on all the good the ACA has brought! #1) The ACA has helped get more than 16.4 MILLION people insured #2) Being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition (ban of denying a person insurance based … Continue reading

King v Burwell: What is at Stake?

The ACA has benefited so many people, helping to get more (11.4 million specifically) of America covered with health insurance, yet the attacks on this health care reform law continue. The latest: the King vs Burwell case. This case is focused on the tax credits low-income people and families receive from the IRS to help … Continue reading

Tax Season is Upon Us: What you need to do differently if you have insurance through the Marketplace

We are quickly approaching tax season – the time of year where you have to get all your “financial” ducks in a row and cross your fingers to get a tax refund instead of owing more. For those of you who got insurance coverage through the Health Care Marketplace last year and are worried about … Continue reading

Give the Gift Knowledge: Help to get the Uninsured Insured this Holiday Season

  With this holiday season upon us, I’m in the giving spirit and wanted to give the gift of good news about how wonderful the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the new Health Insurance Marketplace has been for all of us. Make your holiday season one to remember and #spreadtheword Good news #1 to share: … Continue reading

Midterm Elections Prove Wisconsinites Want Medicaid Expansion

It’s been almost a month since the midterm elections and I’m still very perplexed at the outcome. Despite numerous articles showing that Wisconsin voters in support of women’s health, choice and Medicaid expansion – they voted to re-elect Governor Scott Walker who has not had the strongest record of siding with these issue areas. Specifically, … Continue reading

#GetCovered #SpreadTheWord

THIS JUST IN!! Kaiser just recently published a report showing that 9 out of 10 of the uninsured citizens in the US are unaware of the next open enrollment date! In addition, they say that 2/3 of the uninsured know “little” to “nothing at all” about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Check out this article for … Continue reading

Refresher on the Affordable Care Act

Hello All! I am the newest Health Care Reform intern and am so excited to be working with the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health! Over the first couple weeks on the job I have come to realize that there is so much information revolving the Affordable Care Act and there really isn’t a “one-stop-shop” that … Continue reading

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