Today marks 100 days since Congress has failed to renew long-term funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Short-term fixes, like the one passed last month, won’t keep kids’ health care secure. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services recently admitted that it can’t guarantee that the short-term fix, intended to fund states for […]
Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired nearly three months ago, and Congress still has not passed legislation renewing the program. CHIP supports health care for nearly 9 million kids throughout the country and more than 100,000 in Wisconsin. Despite its history of strong bipartisan support, Congressional leadership is choosing to focus its […]
Friday December 15 is the last day that people can sign up for health insurance for 2018 under the Affordable Care Act. After the 15th there will not be another opportunity to enroll in health insurance for 2018 unless you have had a significant event in your life, such as a new job or marriage. […]
The Partial Expansion Costs More and Accomplishes Less than a Full Medicaid Expansion
It has been nearly two months since Congress failed to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Funding for program expired on September 30 of this year. If Congress does not act soon, it will force many states to notify parents and begin the process of shutting down their programs and kicking kids […]
The Republican controlled congress has tried and failed multiple times to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration continues its sabotage efforts and attempts to undermine the health law that’s helped 20 million people get health insurance. From refusing to definitively fund subsidies that lower out of pocket costs for low-income […]
The Trump administration has taken numerous steps to hinder the Affordable Care Act and could eventually cause many state insurance marketplaces to collapse, but the majority of Wisconsinites who get coverage through the ACA will be protected from the increased premiums that insurance companies announced for 2018. President Trump issued an executive order early this […]
Congress failed last week to extend funding for several important health care programs that enjoy broad public support. By not acting on the following three programs, Republican leaders have put the future of these politically popular health programs in limbo, and ongoing inaction could pose a significant problem for the recently enacted state budget.
The Senate has only a few working days to decide what it is going to prioritize. It can focus on renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and stabilizing individual health insurance markets to protect people from rising premiums –both of which are popular ideas and have broad bipartisan support. Or it can attempt another […]
Since Congress failed to pass a bill repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republican lawmakers have been in a quandary. Because they have been predicting for so long that the ACA was going to fail, some Republicans seemed to be determined to make that happen. However, others realize that the part of the law they can sabotage – the subsidized marketplace for private insurance – is critically important for millions of Americans and also a centrist approach for increasing access to health care.