Monday, November 19, 2012

Raising the Status of Wisconsin Women's Health
Wisconsin's women's health policy leader
WAWH Statement on Walker's Decision to Not Establish a State Based Health Care Insurance Exchange
November 16, 2012: "Today, Governor Walker announced that he will not take advantage of the opportunity presented by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to create a state-based Exchange. As Wisconsin's women's health policy leader, we are disappointed by this decision. Wisconsin women would be better served by the transparent and accountable creation of a Wisconsin run Exchange by our state leaders, who better understand the unique nature of our Wisconsin's health insurance marketplace, including our successful BadgerCare program, our innovative and successful health care providers, and the needs of our citizens.

Since the passage of the ACA in March of 2010, we have recognized the many ways Wisconsin women are and can continue to win with meaningful health care reform.  More than ever, women need comprehensive access to affordable and quality care for themselves and their families.  The Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health remains steadfast in our efforts to raise awareness of and appreciation for this unprecedented opportunity to meet the health and economic security needs of Wisconsin of residents.

Following today's decision, we look forward to working closely with our federal leaders to ensure that women and families in our state can better access quality, affordable coverage through a federally-facilitated exchange."

To learn more about about our work around health care reform, visit our Raising Wisconsin Women's Voices site at www.raisingwiwomensvoices. org or our blog at
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A New Day for a Health Insurance Exchange?
The people have spoken, but will the Walker Administration listen and build a Wisconsin-run Insurance Exchange? In this episode of the HealthWatch WatchDog, Bobby and Brynne discuss the "essential elements" a Wisconsin Insurance Exchange should include.
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