Stories tagged: "medicaid expansion"


New Mom
New Moms Are Getting a Mental Health Hotline, but Wisconsin Republicans Could Have Done Much More

Expanding Medicaid-BadgerCare coverage for a year after pregnancy was proposed by Gov. Evers. Legislators cut that to a few extra days.

Wisconsin Capitol
38 States have expanded Medicaid. Wisconsin Republicans haven’t.

April is Medicaid Awareness month. Across the country, 38 states and the District of Columbia had reason to be grateful, as each of them expanded Medicaid since passage of the Affordable Care Act. But not Wisconsin.  Since the expansion was made available more than eight years ago, Wisconsin Republicans have refused the deal that all...

Affordable Care Act paper and gavel
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.

(Shutterstock)
Doctors Slam GOP Proposals to Add New Barriers to Medical Assistance

Wisconsinites receiving medical assistance benefits would be subject to new requirements under two new bills.

Shawn Phetteplace, Midwest regional manager for Main Street Alliance. (Photo courtesy of Shawn Phetteplace)
Main Street Alliance Looks to Continue Growing as an Alternative to Big-Business Lobbies

Shawn Phetteplace, regional manager for the Main Street Alliance, lays out the organization's top priorities for next year.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, center in white shirt, says that while communities like Milwaukee are national leaders in fighting healthcare disparities, they need help from federal elected officials to fully achieve their goals. (Photo courtesy of Protect Our Care)
David Crowley: Communities Need Help to Achieve Healthcare Goals

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley writes that President Biden's Build Back Better agenda is critical to helping communities like Milwaukee expand health care to the most needy.