Hooman Norchashm is a cardio-thoracic surgeon in Philadelphia who has gotten fed up with the way his medical profession — and other health-related industries, such as insurance companies — treat patients. Norchashm has called for the creation of a new patient’s union, or in Norchashm’s own more militant terms, “a strike force” to fight for […]
Wednesday marks the first day of open enrollment in health care plans through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, for 2018. Despite GOP efforts over the past months to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the program remains largely unchanged. WORT producer Nina Kravinsky asked ABC for Health Executive Director Bobby Peterson what you need […]
Allison Espeseth and a panel of 3 discuss the Open Enrollment period to sign up for coverage, which ends on Jan. 31! Allison is the Development and Operations Manager with Covering Wisconsin. Covering Wisconsin provides public education on health insurance – including BadgerCare, Medicaid, the ACA, Obamacare – and how to use insurance to get health […]
Consumer advocacy groups and labor unions are concerned that a mega-merger of the nation’s biggest health insurance companies will have serious consequences for Wisconsinites. Darien Lamen reports.
When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the legality of health insurance subsidies in states with federally-run exchanges, it not only prevented millions of Americans from effectively losing their insurance, but also gave a major win to the Obama administration on its signature legislation.
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 […]