Preview: 2019 Open Enrollment

The 2019 Open Enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces will run Nov. 1-Dec. 15, 2018. Sam Austin, health policy analyst at UW’s Population Health Institute, shared a preview of what to expect in Wisconsin as we look toward the open enrollment period. So far, Wisconsin’s marketplace looks to be quite stable, with limited… Read more »

ACA Update: New Challenges for Cancer Patients

New challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may affect the cost and availability of health insurance for cancer patients and survivors. State and federal officials have offered several proposals that experts say could increase costs for people with pre-existing conditions, as healthy consumers leave ACA marketplaces in favor of cheaper plans with fewer benefits… Read more »

Marketplace Open Enrollment Starts Strong, Despite Navigator Cuts

Less than two months before the 2018 Marketplace open enrollment period began, the federal government announcedĀ funding cutsĀ to advertising and enrollment assistance. Now that open enrollment has started, how is the Marketplace faring? Sam Austin, associate researcher at UW’s Population Health Institute, reviewed how the state’s largest navigator program, Covering Wisconsin (CWI), has responded to federal… Read more »