Stories tagged: "affordable care act"


Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., speaks at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on Feb. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
Wisconsin’s Republican Senator Still Wants to Take Away Health Insurance

Twelve years after the Affordable Care Act became law, Sen. Ron Johnson still wants to repeal it, even though it made health care more affordable and accessible to millions of people in Wisconsin.

Affordable Care Act paper and gavel
Amidst All the Noise, a Health Care Presidency Is Quietly Reinforcing the Middle Class

Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites have more secure, affordable health insurance coverage as Trump’s attacks are replaced by Biden’s initiatives.

Wisconsin's U.S. senators Ron Johnson, a Republican, and Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat.
Two Senators, One Budget: Baldwin Delivers Investments, Johnson Attacks Healthcare Reform

Sen. Tammy Baldwin secured more than $187 billion in federal investments for Wisconsin. Ron Johnson voted against those investments and said he wanted to take away healthcare from more than 200,000 Wisconsinites.

In this June 25, 2020 file photo, a price sign is displayed at a retail store as a store employee wears a mask while working in Niles, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
State Democrats Propose Greater Healthcare Coverage for Small-Business Workers

Lower-income childless adults would also have access to a basic health plan if the proposal could pass the Legislature.

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Health Insurance Sign-Ups Hit New Record in Wisconsin During Biden’s First Year

After declining enrollment during the Trump administration, a record number of people sign up for coverage.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, center in white shirt, says that while communities like Milwaukee are national leaders in fighting healthcare disparities, they need help from federal elected officials to fully achieve their goals. (Photo courtesy of Protect Our Care)
David Crowley: Communities Need Help to Achieve Healthcare Goals

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley writes that President Biden's Build Back Better agenda is critical to helping communities like Milwaukee expand health care to the most needy.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) speaks during a July 2021 Assembly session. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
Does Wisconsin Have a BadgerCare Coverage Gap? Ask Robin Vos’ Employee.

The issue is more complicated than a choice between government assistance and private insurance.