Stories tagged: "health care"


The Best Of: Wisconsin Health & Wellness in 2022

To borrow a line from Disney's Frozen, "for the first time in forever" every moment of 2022 was not defined by COVID. Instead, a large chunk of the year's health headlines was devoted to the overturning of reproductive options and its impact on Wisconsin women. But not all headlines were bad. Here are several "good news" standouts.

A supporter of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stands in front of the Supreme Court of the United States as the Court begins hearing arguments from California v. Texas about the legality of the ACA on November 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. Today is the first time that the Court is hearing a case with all three of President Donald Trump's appointments; Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Bret Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. California v. Texas is the Republican's latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act after repeated efforts to repeal the Act through the legislative process. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Need Health Insurance? Here’s How to Enroll in the Affordable Care Act for 2023

There are a number of changes coming to ACA coverage in 2023. Here’s a breakdown of what enrollees need to know, and how to apply.

No Insurance, No Problem– In Wisconsin, Every Woman Can Get a Mammogram for Free

This year, more than 5,000 Wisconsin women will find out they have breast cancer. The disease has a high survival rate, as long as you detect it early. The Good News: Regardless of whether you have insurance or which kind of insurance you have, the Wisconsin Well Woman Program makes sure everyone can get screened for breast cancer.

Insurance Companies Could Be Required to Cover Additional Breast Cancer Screenings for Women With Dense Breast Tissue

The new bills would impact an estimated 50% of Wisconsin women, whose breast tissue is white– just like possible tumors.

Anxiety Screenings for All: What Wisconsin Leaders Have Said, Done to Address Mental Health Epidemic

For the first time ever, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended all adults under 65 receive annual screenings for anxiety, even if they aren't showing symptoms.

Olivia Newton-John’s Death Is a Reminder of the Need for Affordable, Accessible Breast Cancer Treatments and Care in Wisconsin

Komen Wisconsin will host its biggest fundraising events of the year starting this month. The organization is not only focused on research, but on supporting women, both financially and emotionally. Olivia Newton-John was frequently asked how she stayed genuinely optimistic despite three cancer diagnoses.  “I look at my cancer journey as a gift,” she famously...

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After Three Battles with Cancer— 7-Year-Old Survivor Celebrates by ‘Working’ at the Coffee Shop That Raised Money for Him

GRACE Coffee Co. collected more than $10,000 to help families of kids like Liam Sanborn, who have to fight for their lives at a young age.