Category: ACA

Baldwin calls for temporary healthcare option in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid 

Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin joined four other Democratic senators Friday to release a bill that would provide a temporary healthcare option for those who would benefit from expanding Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act in states that haven't done so.
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Top healthcare stories to watch

The closure of more than a dozen western Wisconsin healthcare facilities, the return of Medicaid renewals and efforts to address workforce shortages are among the top healthcare issues to watch this year, based on feedback Wisconsin Health News received last month. 
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Report: Short-term health plans may attract more enrollees as Medicaid renewals return

Short-term health plans, which aim to serve as a bridge for consumers between different sources of health coverage and aren't subject to Affordable Care Act protections, may divert some from more comprehensive coverage with the return of Medicaid renewals, according to a report released by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance last week.
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Evers calls special session to tackle workforce, including healthcare

Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday called for a special session of the Legislature to take up a broad workforce initiative, which would in part create a paid family and medical leave program, continue a grant program to help regional organizations respond to healthcare-related workforce challenges and provide around $60 million to grow the healthcare workforce. 
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Department of Labor sues UMR

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Wausau-based UMR, the nation’s third largest third-party medical claims administrator, for improperly denying emergency room and urinary drug screening claims, according to a statement released last week. 
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