Stories tagged: "health insurance"


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.

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes during an online interview from his Capitol office.
Lt. Gov. Barnes: Wisconsin Losing Out on Billions Over GOP Refusal to Strengthen BadgerCare

Business owners and workers say high health insurance costs hinder success, expanding Medicaid offers a lifeline.

Lillian Cheesman, an attorney from West Allis and member of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, applies for health insurance on Healthcare.gov. The open enrollment period ends Tuesday, Dec. 15. Cheesman's application took 15 minutes, and selecting her health insurance took another 15. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Tuesday Is the Last Day to Sign Up for Health Care Through the Marketplace

It can take just a few minutes to sign up for health insurance.

Sad hospital patient
‘Like Taking Lifeboats Away’: Wis. Doctors Raise Alarm Over Attacks on Affordable Care Act

A third Trump Supreme Court justice could strike down landmark reforms even as COVID-19 wipes out more Americans’ healthcare coverage.

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Nearly 30 Million Americans Went Without Health Coverage Last Year. Then the Pandemic Hit.

The continued loss of health coverage under the Trump administration has eroded the gains made since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which made insurance attainable for 20 million people.