Stories tagged: "health insurance"


Sad hospital patient
Pandemic Relief Helped Millions Needing Health Insurance. Only Congress Can Ensure Their Coverage Won’t Expire.

A Wisconsin nurse educator describes her situation, facing a debilitating illness as employer-provided health insurance went away.

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.

Graphic via Desirée Tapia
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.

Dozens of prescription medicine bottles in a jumble. This collection of pill bottles is symbolic of the many medications senior adults and chronically ill people take.
Op-Ed: Drug Costs Are Skyrocketing. Congress Must Step In.

A Green Bay resident writes in support of HR3, a Democratic bill that would enact several measures to lower drug costs.

The U.S. Supreme Court as seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Again, Saving Health Coverage for 2.4 Million in Wisconsin

GOP-led effort to strike down the Affordable Care Act fails as another 20,000 in the state get coverage through a Biden-ordered special enrollment period.

Demonstrators for tax reform frequently cite tax breaks enjoyed by pharmaceutical companies, the oil and gas industry, and individual billionaires such as businessman Jeff Bezos, whose image was depicted on a mobile billboard near the US Capitol on May 17, 2021 by the group "Patriotic Millionaires." (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Op-Ed: Pharma Companies Make Billions on Taxpayer-Funded Drugs, Yet Dodge Taxes. Congress Must Fix the System.

Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars selling overpriced products developed with taxpayer dollars, but they’re still able to dodge tax payments. It’s time for Congress to fix this broken system.