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ACA: Basics

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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

“Should I Enroll in the Marketplace?” and other resources

Eligibility requirements for the Marketplace are confusing, so we’ve put together a handy chart to walk you through it!  Share it with others who aren’t as familiar with the specifics of the law so that when October 1 comes, women know their options. In addition, last week our national partner – Raising Women’s Voices – … Continue reading

It’s Time to Think About Enrollment!

There are only 2 ½ months until the Marketplace opens in Wisconsin, and stakeholders are taking action to make sure that the uninsured have enough information to get enrolled this year.  There are about 500,000 uninsured in our state alone, and state officials have set a steep goal – enrolling half of those individuals – … Continue reading

Enrolling in ObamaCare in Wisconsin: Part 2

It’s been three years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, and a year since the Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality.  We’re now at the stage of implementation – and it’s coming with a unique set of challenges in Wisconsin.   Part 1 of Enrolling in ObamaCare in Wisconsin Challenge #3:  Wisconsin … Continue reading

Enrolling in ObamaCare in Wisconsin: Part 1

It’s been three years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, and a year since the Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality.  We’re finally preparing for enrollment in the Marketplace, and it’s coming with a unique set of challenges in Wisconsin. Challenge #1: Too many people don’t know what the ACA is, or … Continue reading

What’s Happening with the Affordable Care Act?

There are 215 days left until October 1, 2013, when enrollment in the Wisconsin Marketplace will begin.  Seven months may sound like a long way off, but the implementation process is still roaring behind the scenes.  States are now applying for federal grant money in order to train Navigators and get the word out so … Continue reading

Small Businesses and Employees will Benefit from ACA

It’s all too often a fact of life for workers in small businesses; your employer just can’t afford to give you health insurance. Here at the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health, we’re telling the same story.  As a small non-profit with only a handful of employees, it’s not feasible for us to offer health insurance … Continue reading

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