Affordable Care Act (ACA)

New Poverty Level Standards & ACA Definitions Take Effect

The standards for determining BadgerCare eligibility changed in a couple of significant ways this week.  Although the major eligibility changes (reducing the income limits for parents and improving coverage for adults without dependent children) have been delayed until April 1, the following two changes have just taken effect: The federal government’s annual adjustments to the […]

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Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Accelerates in December in Wisconsin and Nationally

Private Coverage in Wisconsin Exceeds Federal Target for First Three Months   New figures released by federal officials today show that nearly 2.2 million people picked a private health insurance plan through the federal Marketplace by December 28, including nearly 41,000 in Wisconsin.  In addition, more than 44,000 Wisconsinites who applied through the Marketplace were found […]

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Why We Need the Affordable Care Act — in One Graph

Employer-sponsored Insurance Drops by 472,000 in Wisconsin since 2000-01.  Okay, there are scads of reasons why we need the reforms in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including many reforms that are already in place and having very positive impacts.  So one graph doesn’t actually do the – which is a conclusion that was reinforced when […]

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