ACA in Wisconsin

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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

Pledge to Enroll Today!

The Marketplace is opening in 2 months, and here at the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health and Raising Wisconsin Women’s Voices, we want to make sure that women have all the facts before that day happens. Therefore, subscribe and stay tuned to the RWWV blog and pledge to enroll today for timely reminders and updates. … Continue reading

“It’s not a 401(k) or free coffee on Fridays.”

Contraception should not be an optional benefit for women.  Access to affordable (with no co-pay) contraception in health insurance is mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and while a woman having control over her own reproduction may seem to many as a right owed to any autonomous being, this right is still being disputed … 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

Number of uninsured Americans drops, but will Wisconsin’s rates rise?

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and CHIP, the number of uninsured Americans dropped! Even as the country continues to feel the effects of the recession (which officially ended in 2009), the number of uninsured Americans dropped by 1.2 million in 2011, the last year for which Census data is available.  According to the … 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

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Becky Swearingen

Becky Swearingen

Hi, I'm Becky, the newest blogger for WAWH! I am a junior at the University of Wisconsin Madison studying Genetics and Gender & Women's Studies.

I'm really excited to be working with the Alliance and to learn & understand the policy that directly affects my healthcare, as a woman. Stay tuned with what I'm learning by reading the Raising Wisconsin Women's Voices Blog!


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