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ACA: Medicare & Medicaid

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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

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

Medicaid: We’ve Got the Numbers

In his second Inaugural address, President Obama described Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as programs which “free us to take the risks that make this country great.”  These programs don’t hinder America’s growth, but instead allow men and women the opportunity to challenge themselves without the fear of losing the ability to take care of … Continue reading

What can you do for your preventative healthcare?

The Affordable Care Act is based on the belief that prevention is the best framework for our health care system.  As the law has been implemented over the past two and a half years, incentives have been provided for better access to preventive care. We know that this is a necessary shift for women, as … Continue reading

It’s Going to Get Personal on Tuesday

The small actions of millions on Tuesday will affect your health. The women and families of Wisconsin cannot underestimate the effects of this election.  It will not only affect the formation of national health care policy, but the individuals of this state will experience it on a personal level.  The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) will … Continue reading

Strengthening and Protecting Medicare for Older Women through the ACA

With all the dialogue around Medicare these days, we thought we would do what the Raising Wisconsin Women’s Voices blog does best – tell you how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) really affects Medicare. Medicare is the highly popular insurance program for 39 million seniors and another 8 million people under 65 receiving Social Security … Continue reading

ACA and Medicaid Expansion for Wisconsin’s Low-Income Uninsured

On June 28th the Supreme Court upheld nearly all provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The benefits for Wisconsin women have shown time and time again that reforms in the law are working for women and their families. From covering preventive services at no additional cost, to allowing adult children to stay on parents’ … Continue reading

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