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By Mandela Barnes
Despite his recent continued attempts to take credit for the success of Obamacare in Wisconsin, Governor Walker is directly responsible for the fact that almost 85,000 people, nearly 18,000 in Milwaukee County alone, are currently being denied access to Badgercare.
The governor unduly touts the 81 thousand-plus Wisconsin residents that got coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act as a success of his administration.
However, his political stunt flies in the face of the fact that Wisconsin could have enrolled twice as many uninsured citizens and reduced deductibles by a …
By Jason Rae
Protect Your Care
Obamacare is making a difference in people’s lives all over Wisconsin with affordable premiums and tax credits to help you cover the costs.
The most recent numbers from early January show that nearly 2.3 million people now have coverage thanks to Obamacare. Many of these people did not have access to coverage prior to the law.
Of these, more than 40,000 of those newly covered are in Wisconsin.
But there are many more people eligible to receive coverage through the marketplace and there is still time to meet the …
By State Representative, Leon D. Young
The Affordable Health Care Act, known derisively as Obamacare in most Republican circles, has now morphed into a game of political spin.
Republicans openly deride the president’s signature legislation as a blatant attempt to socialize delivery of healthcare in this country.
While Democrats, on the other hand, proudly assert that this legislation now affords medical coverage to millions of Americans who previously fell through the cracks by being uninsured.
What you need to know:
Health care coverage, under the Affordable Care Act, starts January 1, 2014, if you signed …
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 …
The Milwaukee Courier Newspaper has endorsed the following candidates for office including President Barack Obama for re-election: Congresswoman Gwen Moore, State Senator Lena Taylor and Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate.
President Barack Obama has proven to be the only man in the race for President who can not only handle the job but also deliver. He is the most qualified candidate that is capable of moving this country forward, and his steady and consistent path is the only one to take, if this country is successful at becoming the great nation …
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 …
Compiled by Courier Staff
This week Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed the 103rd NAACP Annual Convention in Houston, TX. The speech took place during a plenary session on civic engagement that later featured a panel of experts speaking about voting rights and voter suppression.
“We are pleased that Governor Romney addressed our convention today,” stated NAACP chairman Roslyn M. Brock. “This morning Governor Romney laid out his policy agenda for this nation. Unfortunately, much of his agenda is at odds with what the NAACP stands for – whether the issue is …
By George E. Curry
NNPA News Service
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With conservative Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. providing a surprise supporting vote, the United States Supreme Court gave President Barack Obama a major victory Thursday by upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act.
In the most watched Supreme Court case since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the justices upheld the landmark healthcare law that requires all Americans except those objecting on religious grounds or facing financial hardship to obtain health insurance by 2014 or pay a financial penalty. …
Average senior who hit doughnut hole saved $714 per year due to drug discounts
Madison – 12,637 Wisconsin participants in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program saw their drug costs reduced by $9,024,276 due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the first five months of 2012, according to new statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This is an average of $714 per participant. Nationally, 745,412 seniors who hit the doughnut hole saved $485,259,051, an average of $651, during this same period.
“I’m thrilled to see …
Continues climb from original 27,511 that gained coverage as of June 2011
Madison – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that the number of insured young adults has increased in Wisconsin and nationwide as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as health reform or Obamacare. The law allows young adults up to age 26 to stay on their parents’ insurance plans.
The new findings show that a total of 43,000 young adults in Wisconsin and 3.1 million nationwide gained coverage between September 23, …