Stories tagged: "health care"


This screen grab from the website shows the main web page for the HealthCare.gov. (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via AP, File)
Wisconsin Republicans willing to let health insurance premiums skyrocket

As Democrats are pushing to extend the credits, Republicans are once again opposing legislative action that would make healthcare more affordable.

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Legal Question: If Roe Is Overturned, Can Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ban Be Ruled Unenforceable?

A political battle would almost certainly spill into courts as health providers assess their legal options.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.      Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
Is Senator Ron Johnson OK?

Senator Ron Johnson is in a position to influence all of them; from the public health response to the pandemic to the freedom to access healthcare, and this week he reminded us just how out of touch he is on all of these issues.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. (Photo provided)
With Big Pharma Exploiting Diabetics, Baldwin Supports a Cap on Patients’ Insulin Costs. GOP Sends Mixed Signals.

The cost to produce a vial of insulin is roughly equivalent to a cup of coffee and yet, pharmaceutical companies doubled insulin prices from 2012 to 2016, with the average price for a 40-day supply of insulin increasing from $344 to $666. 

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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.

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.