In our continued efforts to educate Wisconsinites about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits all of us, WCCF teamed up with Know Your Care, the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, and the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health to inform and answer questions with media and citizens in Eau Claire and La Crosse this week.
The GAO was asked by Congress to conduct a study on state actions to expand Medicaid under the ACA, and the report was recently released. GAO examined questions pertaining to state responsibilities for implementing the Medicaid expansion, the actions undertaken by the states, as well as state views on the fiscal implications of expanding. The 42 page report, will take time to fully digest and interpret for our Wisconsin situation, however, here are some of the major initial findings to note:
From Superior to Beloit, community health centers provide needed preventive, dental and other health services to low-income, uninsured and minority children and families in medically underserved areas of Wisconsin. In 2010, 16 Community Health Centers in Wisconsin reported serving over 265,000 patients – 25% of which were for pediatric services for kids under 12 years of age. This week, August 5th through the 11th, we celebrate National Health Center Week.
Funding in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives Wisconsin an exciting opportunity to close a very large gap in BadgerCare – coverage for low-income adults who aren’t custodial parents of minor children. To help facilitate an informed discussion of that issue, we prepared an outline of relevant data and analyses relating to who would gain coverage and the net fiscal costs and benefits for Wisconsin.
Today marks the implementation of a much-anticipated package of preventive care services for women, as a part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Women make 80 percent of the health care decisions for their families and are more likely to provide care if a family member falls ill.
Long-awaited 2010 Survey Results Show 11% Uninsured for All or Part of YearData released a week or so ago by the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services (DHS) indicate that an estimated 579,000 people were uninsured in Wisconsin for all or part of the 12 months preceding the department’s 2010 Family Health Survey. That amounts to 11 percent of state residents.