It might be hard to tell, but the annual enrollment period to sign up for a healthcare plan under the federal Affordable Care Act is occurring right now. After Congress failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act in two successive tries in 2017, the Trump administration unilaterally cancelled contracts, gutted funding and slashed public outreach […]
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 […]
Republicans in the U.S. Senate meet in secret–with no public hearings so far and no committee meetings–to craft amendments to the American Health Care Act. They, intend to replace the seven-year old Affordable Care Act. Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing spoke with Laurel Lucia, Director of the Health Care Program at the University of […]
Speaker Paul Ryan canceled a vote on the American Health Care Act Friday. The vote was planned for 2:30 P.M. (CT) after being delayed twice on Thursday. On Friday afternoon Ryan went to the White House to discuss dropping the GOP healthcare plan when it was evident the bill did not have enough votes to […]
Congressional Budget Office estimates 24 million people would lose their health insurance under Trumpcare. However that was before recent amendments by the Freedom Caucus made further cuts into Medicaid and Obamacare.
On the seventh anniversary of Obamacare we speak with John Peacock about the GOP health care bill that might replace it. We discuss the political aim of the Freedom Caucus, the pitfalls of Trumpcare, and how it will affect Wisconsin. Mr. Peacock is the research director for the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families.