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Voters back Evers, Baldwin

Superintendent Tony Evers won a narrow victory over Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday, raising the possibility that Wisconsin could take federal funding to expand Medicaid.
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Progressive group suggests budget could be vehicle for BadgerCare buy-in

If Superintendent Tony Evers becomes the state’s next governor, a progressive advocacy group plans to push for allowing Wisconsinites to buy into BadgerCare during the state’s next biennial budget process. Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig raised the possibility on a conference call with reporters last week. “It really could depend on how […]

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Healthcare.gov enrollment kicks off

Milwaukee officials encouraged Wisconsinites to sign up for health insurance coverage Thursday as the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment period began. The Healthcare.gov enrollment period runs through Dec. 15. “This is a call to action,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said at a press conference at Ascension St. Joseph’s in Milwaukee. “The Affordable Care Act has not […]

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Walker wants federal pre-existing condition protections in state law

Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday he wants state law to have the “exact same language” about guaranteeing health insurance coverage for those with pre-existing conditions as the Affordable Care Act does. Walker made the comments in Waukesha following a campaign rally, according to a WisconsinEye video. While the ACA guarantees access to coverage for those […]

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More counties will have at least two Healthcare.gov insurers next year

More counties will have at least two carriers on their Healthcare.gov exchange in 2019, according to information released by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance Monday. This year, there are 11 counties with one company serving the exchange, where consumers can use federal tax credits to shop and buy plans. Next year, eight counties […]

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Obama: Walker’s pledge to protect those with pre-existing conditions a ‘lie’

Former President Barack Obama blasted Republican Gov. Scott Walker for claiming that he will protect those with pre-existing conditions as the state sues to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. Obama was in Milwaukee Friday to stump for Democratic candidates, including U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Superintendent Tony Evers, who’s running for governor. He criticized Walker […]

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Evers, Walker say they’ll work across the aisle to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions

State Superintendent Tony Evers, the Democrat running for governor, and Republican Gov. Scott Walker said Friday they’d work across the aisle to guarantee coverage for those with pre-existing conditions if the Affordable Care Act’s protections change. Evers said during the candidates’ final debate that he could “convince Republicans” in the Legislature to put in place […]

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Walker, Evers battle over ACA

Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Superintendent Tony Evers sparred over insurance protections for those with pre-existing conditions and Medicaid expansion at their first debate.
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