Insurance

Bipartisan Bill Supports Colorectal Cancer Screening

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a month focused on education about the country’s (and Wisconsin’s) 2nd most common cancer type and encouraging more people to get screened. As we’ve shared, there are several different ways to screen for colorectal cancer. Most of these tests are free for adults aged 50-75 with insurance, thanks to… Read more »

Open Enrollment Now Open

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace has opened! Despite federal efforts to repeal the ACA, health insurance plans are still available statewide. Most people qualify for discounts when they shop at Healthcare.gov. Some key points to remember: Open enrollment is shorter this year. Remind consumers they must renew or sign up by… Read more »

Latest ACA Repeal Bill: Repercussions for Cancer Community?

Lifetime limits, increased costs, and other possible impacts on survivors and families Congress returned to work this month after a brief summer recess and quickly revived its efforts to reform the health care system – with three very different proposals. The Policy Committee reviewed all three proposals during our September meeting. Since our meeting, the… Read more »

Facing Federal Cuts, Health Insurance Navigators Scramble to Fill Service Gaps

Wisconsin’s health insurance navigator agencies are facing significant funding cuts and a dramatic reduction in services that could affect cancer survivors and others who need help finding affordable health insurance coverage. Last month the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it would be cutting federal grant funds for programs that offer in-person enrollment assistance… Read more »

New Fact Sheet Explores Reemergence of High-Risk Pools

A new fact sheet from the WI CCC Program explores the reemergence of high-risk pools for people with pre-existing conditions. High-risk pools have become a popular proposal in the current health care reform debate. Wisconsin’s former program, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan (HIRSP), is being promoted as a national model. The latest fact sheet, titled… Read more »