A recent ruling by a federal judge means that for 150 million Americans, insurance companies may no longer have to pay for important health care services like cancer screenings, heart disease screenings, prenatal care, and treatments to help prevent diseases like HIV.
The Biden administration announced recently that the U.S. will no longer be in a COVID-19 emergency as of May 11, which means that an estimated five to 14 million Americans could lose access to health insurance via Medicaid.
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.
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.