The budget proposal released this week by Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate fails to include a tax cut for low-income working parents that was proposed by Governor Walker.
The Senate’s latest health bill will hurt many Wisconsinites whether they are on BadgerCare, receiving insurance through the marketplace, or have insurance through their employer. New analyses of the bill show that it will increase the number of people without insurance, increase costs of those with insurance, and decrease access to care. Download Senate Health […]
Over the past few years, the number of uninsured Wisconsinites has been significantly reduced. However, the positive downward trend is likely to be reversed under the Senate’s proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and make huge cuts to the Medicaid program. A new study from the Urban Institute finds that in Wisconsin, […]
As long as the Senate is changing the name of the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA), they ought to come up with something that paints a more accurate picture of the bill. Rather than their dull and misleading title, the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” the Senate should call its bill the “Pay More […]
After the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House in early May, there was a lot of talk from many in the Senate on how they would “start from scratch” to build a much better and more popular bill. Well, after a thirteen member all-male group of Senators held weeks of secret meetings – […]
The Senate is considering even deeper cuts to Medicaid funding than those proposed by the House in the American Health Care Act. These cuts would negatively impact the gains made in health care access for children across the nation. A report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that 3 million children nationwide […]
Boosted by sound federal, state and local policy investments, Wisconsin’s children experienced marked progress in well-being placing the state 12th in the nation for overall child well-being, according to 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book. The annual Data Book uses 16 indicators to rank states across four domains—economic well-being, education, health, and family and community context. […]
A new study: Rating YoungStar – How Wisconsin’s child care quality rating and improvement measures up by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI) carefully analyzes the last few years of YoungStar, with many recommendations for improvement.
Vice President Pence is headed to Milwaukee this Saturday in an attempt to build support for repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Vice President and Governor Walker plan to put a spotlight on a few Wisconsinites who are unhappy with the ACA, but let’s look at the larger picture and consider the many ways […]
Medicaid provides health care for nearly 1.2 million Wisconsinites in all parts of the state, but a new study shows that it is especially important for children in rural areas.