Stories tagged: "preexisting conditions"

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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.

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UPDATED: Pence Defends His Coronavirus Record, Wisconsin Follows with 3,000 New Cases for the First Time

Harris says Medicaid expansion needed to cover all the new pre-existing conditions. VP opposes even though he did the same as governor.

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WATCH: Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Sound Off on the Potential Repeal of the ACA

Up to 133 million Americans have pre-existing conditions covered by the Affordable Care Act. If the Supreme Court overturns the law, the consequences could be disastrous.

Kelli Midgley, center, an English teacher from Baltimore,  joins people gathered at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Ginsburg's death leaves a vacancy that could be filled by a more conservative justice by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
With RBG Gone, the Affordable Care Act Faces Its Greatest Threat Yet.

The healthcare law is in front of the Supreme Court once again in November, so COURIER decided to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the ACA.

The Abbott family of Slinger (from left, Becky, Aidan, Ryder and Tom) is fighting for the passage of the federal Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, or ELSA. The bill would require insurance companies to pay for medically necessary procedures related to congenital anomalies, or birth defects. Insurance companies have repeatedly denied coverage of treatment for Aidan, who was born without most of his teeth due to a form of ectodermal dysplasia. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Meet the WI Teen Taking on Health Insurers with Lots of New Allies

Slinger teen Aidan Abbott was born with a rare disease, but insurance has called procedures ‘cosmetic.’