Today’s show focuses on two different aspects of health. First, we learn the ins and outs of getting healthcare coverage in Wisconsin with Anthony Curtis, community outreach ambassador for Covering Wisconsin. The enrollment deadline is December 15. You can find more information at coveringwi.org. Then, we turn our attention to chronic wasting disease (CWD): what […]
This is the time of year to start thinking about health insurance. Wednesday host Jan Miyasaki sits down to speak with Brynne McBride, Chief Operating Officer of nonprofit public interest law firm ABC for Health. They talk about what’s changed with the Affordable Care Act, what to watch out for with short-term junk plans, and […]
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 […]
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.