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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

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

Not My Boss’ Business

Yesterday the members of the U.S Senate had the opportunity to reverse the unfortunate Hobby Lobby decision by voting to pass the Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act aka the “Not My Boss’ Business” Act. The Supreme Court’s decision was bad news for women’s health and rights and this Act was a hopeful solution … Continue reading

Sad Day For Women’s Health

I am writing with great concern in response to the US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby/ Conestoga Wood Case decision, which exempts for-profit businesses from covering employee birth control costs. As a public health advocate, and a female, I fear what impact this will have on women across the country. I fear for women who rely … Continue reading

Health Literacy

Hello readers! My name is Sari Edelman. I’m the new Health Care Reform intern at the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health. I’m so excited to be working for such a strong-minded and passionate organization, and to share my experience and viewpoint on health care related issues.   During my first week here, I did A … Continue reading

Health Care Reform: A Women’s Health Issue

Since the enrollment deadline on March 31st, a little over 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance in the private marketplace with women accounting for 54% of this enrollee total. Not only does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have many health care benefits for women, but also provides financial relief for women. In … Continue reading

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