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An important deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace is quickly approaching.
The Social Development Commission is partnering with several agencies to help residents beat that deadline.
The ACA Marketplace enrollment ends March 31 for coverage to be effective in 2014.
To help provide information on the program and to start signing up, SDC is teaming with the Milwaukee City Health Department, Milwaukee Health Services, the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin and Outreach Community Health Center.
Trained counselors from those organizations are staffing several SDC sites to provide information on …
By Freddie Allen
NNPA Washington Correspondent
As the Obama administration makes strides to improve the functionality of HealthCare.gov, the flagship website for the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers continue to block federal funds that would help millions of poor Blacks get health insurance coverage.
A progress report on the improved performance of HealthCare.gov cited hundreds of software bugs that generate errors and hardware and infrastructure ill-equipped to handle any significant volume to site.
“For some weeks in the month of October, the site was down an estimated 60 percent of the time,” stated …
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is encouraging people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act by December 23rd; anyone who successfully signs up by that date will be eligible for healthcare on January 1st.
“The website is working much better now and thousands of people are signing up for insurance every day,” Abele said.
“The Affordable Care Act is a great opportunity for people who don’t have insurance to get covered and for those that do have insurance to shop the marketplace.
I hope everyone takes advantage of the ACA.”
Milwaukee County is …
By Cassandra Lans
Last week Governor Scott Walker announced that in light of what he referred to as “the failed ACA rollout by the Federal government”, he would call a special session of the Legislature to take up legislation to move forward with a three-month delay through March 31, 2014, in the implementation for people in Wisconsin moving into health care plans in the federal exchange.
Governor Walker also announced a three-month extension for the state’s high-risk insurance plan, known as the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan (HIRSP), to provide a safety net …
Decisions made by Wisconsin explains massive health insurance premium disparity between MN and WI on new health insurance marketplaces
On a media call Wednesday that included U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Citizen Action of Wisconsin released a new report documenting vast differences between Minnesota and Wisconsin in the cost for health insurance on the individual insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.
The report also compares health insurance individual marketplace rates for Wisconsin’s major metro areas, and reveals major differentials in cost.
The report, A Tale of Two States: Why Wisconsin’s Health Insurance …
Milwaukee and Racine have highest Health Insurance Costs in State for 2013
Citizen Action of Wisconsin released its 7th Annual Wisconsin Health Insurance Cost Ranking report Wednesday morning on a statewide media call. On the media call to comment on the report were Congressman Ron Kind and State Representative Jon Richards.
The full report includes 6 charts ranking the cities and regions of Wisconsin on health insurance costs, rate of inflation, and quality.
This year’s report finds wide disparities between higher and lower cost regions of Wisconsin, as well as large differences in …
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Reps. Ron Kind (WI-3), Gwen Moore (WI-4) and Representative-elect Mark Pocan (WI-2) sent a letter to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker this week asking him to move forward in implementing Wisconsin’s state-based health insurance exchange, made possible through the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Walker faces a November 16th deadline in deciding whether the state will run its own exchange or the federal government will run Wisconsin’s exchange.
“It is critical that Governor Walker moves forward and allows the State of …
Internal documents shed light on Walker decision
Now that President Obama has been re-elected, the Walker Administration faces a major deadline for a core element of the Affordable Care Act. The statutory deadline for submitting Wisconsin’s blueprint for a new health insurance exchange is November 16.
Governor Scot Walker took the public position after the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the law that Wisconsin would not to do any planning or take any action until after the election. Amid indications that the Walker Administration may be secretly working on a blueprint for …
Madison – Americans have saved an estimated $2.1 billion on health insurance premiums as a result of two important provisions of Obamacare – officially called the Affordable Care Act – that protect citizens from excessive premiums. This includes 288,984 Wisconsin residents who have saved a total of $14,551,793.
In every state, insurance companies must submit a justification for public review if they want to raise premiums by 10 percent or more. This protects citizens from excessive – and unjustified – rate increases. Rate reviews have helped save an estimated $1 billion …
Milwaukee health insurance 27 percent more costly than Madison, and much lower quality
Citizen Action of Wisconsin released its 6th Annual Wisconsin Health Insurance Cost Ranking report earlier this week on a state-wide media call. On the media call to comment on the report were Congressman Ron Kind, State Senator Jon Erpenbach, State Representative Jon Richards, and State Representative Kelda Helen Roys.
The full report includes 7 charts ranking the cities and regions of Wisconsin on health insurance costs, rate of inflation, and quality.
This year’s report finds wide disparities between higher cost …