articles tagged "Affordable Care Act"

Monday, February 17th — The First Rat into the Maze

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 | Access Hour

Mark Thomas has been a strong union steward and advocate for decades at the UW Memorial Union and AFSCME Local 171. And he’s been a part of the series of programs produced on the Access Hour over the years under the flag of “Savage Class War Radio. He retired recently and has lately signed up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) as “the first rat into the maze.” Savage Class War Radio happens again as University of Wisconsin Memorial Union retiree Mark tells us of his experiences running out of state sick leave credits to pay for his health insurance and going on Obamacare. Friend Jeremy also appears to give us updates on local union struggles. The talk is mixed in with inspirational tunes and energy… more »

Affordable Care Act in the Midwest

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | buzz
kathleen-falk

Kathleen Falk served as Dane County Executive from her first election in 1997 until 2011. In September of this year, she took a post as the Region 5 Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, serving the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Part of her job responsibilities include the midwest rollout of the Affordable Care Act, which began going into effect this October. Falk joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on November 19, 2013 to clear the air on Affordable Care. more »

Misinformation Campaign Launched Against Health Exchanges

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 | ioby
Uncle Sam

Millions logged onto healthcare.gov on Tuesday and attempted to sign up for health insurance. But those seeking health care face more than an overwhelmed website. more »

The Affordable Care Act: A Basic Breakdown

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 | A Public Affair
U.S. Flag

The Affordable Care Act. What is it? What are the implications that it could have on the state of Wisconsin? On Tuesday August 6th, Kevin Hayden, CEO of Group Health Cooperative, Kevin Kane, Health Care Organizer with Citizen Action, and Scott Rippe from GHC Marketing sat down with host Carousel Bayrd to breakdown the Affordable Health Care Act for listeners. more »

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