Federal Update: Cancer News in the Federal Budget

Bipartisan Budget Act Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 in early February, ending a brief government shutdown by extending funding for the federal government through March and lifting spending caps for the next two years. Within this deal were several significant health measures that bolster cancer research and access to care for low-income… Read more »

Report: Wisconsin Lags in Key Cancer Prevention and Control Areas

Opportunities Remain for Wisconsin to Prevent Cancer and Improve the Care and Quality of Life of Cancer Survivors Wisconsin lawmakers are missing opportunities in key policy areas that could improve cancer prevention and control, according to a report released Aug. 3, 2017, by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). ACS CAN’s How… Read more »

DHS Submits BadgerCare Changes to CMS

On June 7, 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) submitted their final application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to amend the BadgerCare program for childless adults. The amendment makes several changes to the program including monthly premiums, copays for emergency room usage, a health risk assessment, work requirements tied… Read more »

BadgerCare Changes for Childless Adults Released for Comment

This week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released a draft amendment to the current Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver which provides BadgerCare Plus (Medicaid) to adults between the ages of 19-64 who have incomes at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) and do not have dependent children, also referred to… Read more »