Affordable Care Act Category Archive


  • Outlawing All Abortion and Banning Birth Control: The Radical Agenda of State Legislators Pushing Dangerous New Restrictions on Women’s Health Care

    The ultimate goal of legislators sponsoring new restrictions on abortion is to take health care away from women.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/03/2019
  • The Journey From Wisconsin to Texas and the Ruling That Struck Down the ACA

    “Over the last couple years, we have become a right-wing idea factory,” said Mike Browne.

    Houston Chronicle, 01/11/2019
  • Scott Walker’s Belated, B.S Concern for Pre-Existing Conditions

    Scott Walker hasn’t cared about pre-existing conditions until the issue threatened the health of his political ambitions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/18/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Is Up to His Old Tricks Again in Obamacare Costs Plan

    Gov. Scott Walker has one signature move, and it’s so tired that it’s a wonder anyone still falls for it: He creates or exacerbates a problem, then claims to be the only...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/03/2018
  • Scott Walker’s $200 Million Plan to Lower Obamacare Costs Gets OK From Trump Administration

    President Donald Trump’s administration signed off Sunday on Gov. Scott Walker’s $200 million plan to lower Affordable Care Act premiums. It was the latest effort by the GOP governor to work within...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/29/2018
  • Brad’s Bad on Healthcare Consumer Protection

    Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Lawsuit Could Cost Wisconsinites Protection From Higher Rates For Pre-Existing Conditions and Losing Coverage if They Get Sick.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/08/2018
  • Lower Premiums for Wisconsin Families

    DR. DON LEE: Wisconsin’s health care system is ranked first in the nation for quality. But, Obamacare premiums have skyrocketed by 36% this year, and many families just can’t afford to pay...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/05/2018
  • Wisconsin’s Walker Seeks Federal Waiver for Reinsurance Program

    Gov. Scott Walker’s administration filed a request with the federal government seeking a waiver that would allow Wisconsin to offer a $200 million reinsurance program designed to lower premiums and attract more...

    Associated Press, 04/19/2018
  • Yay! for the ACA on Its Eighth Anniversary

    Its the eighth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law. The law made advances for women by prohibiting sex discrimination in health care.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 03/23/2018
  • Walker Wants $200 Million to Hold Down Obamacare Premiums

    Stepping toward the political center in a difficult election year, Gov. Scott Walker proposed using $200 million in state and federal money to stabilize the state’s Obamacare market and hold down rising...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/21/2018
  • GOP Sen. Ron Johnson: McCain’s Brain Tumor Might Have Been Factor in No Vote on Health Care

    I'm not gonna speak for John McCain — he has a brain tumor right now.

    CNN, 08/09/2017
  • Scott Walker Absent As Bipartisan Coalition of Governors Call for Common Sense in Health Care Debate

    Gov. Scott Walker was not among a bipartisan group of governors signing on to a letter opposing a reckless plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/19/2017
  • Oppose Rolling Back Protection for People With Pre-Existing Conditions

    We’re raising the alarm now, and urging you to put Scott Walker and his gang in the legislature on notice that we’re watching them.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/08/2017
  • Heated Exchange Between Gov. Walker, Outagamie Co. Exec. Over Health Care

    The emotional reaction to the House’s passage of a bill to largely roll back the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare, led to a public argument between Governor Scott Walker...

    WITI-TV, 05/06/2017
  • After Outcry Gov. Scott Walker Vows to Keep Protections for Wisconsin Patients With Pre-existing Conditions

    After saying he would consider having Wisconsin opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing condition rules, Gov. Scott Walker on Friday stressed that he wasn’t seeking to remove protections for patients....

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/05/2017
  • Reports Say Republicans in Congress Set to Give Themselves Special Protection From Insurance Company Abuses in Latest Version of Bill to Repeal Affordable Care Act

    Reports Say Republicans in Congress to Give Selves Special Protection From Insurance Company Abuses in Latest Version of Bill to Repeal Affordable Care Act.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/26/2017
  • Donald Trump’s Allies Target Speaker Paul Ryan for Failure of Health Care Bill

    "Paul Ryan has said that we needed to get rid of the Affordable Care Act for seven years. And when push came to shove, he didn't have a plan," said Scot Ross.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/28/2017
  • With Congress Gridlocked, Scott Walker Wants Trump to OK Drug Tests for State Health Coverage

    With the GOP’s repeal of Obamacare stymied in Congress, Gov. Scott Walker is still rejecting the federal law and instead asking the Trump administration to let Wisconsin drug test applicants for state...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/27/2017
  • Health Care Failure Leads to Republican Infighting

    One Wisconsin Now joined a panel to discuss how the failure of the GOP health care bill potentially led to a political blow-up between factions of the party.

    MSNBC, 03/26/2017
  • President Trump Plugs Fox Show Hours Before Host Calls On Paul Ryan to Resign

    One Wisconsin Now's Scot Ross joined AM Joy's panel to discuss Donald Trump, Twitter, and a Fox News host calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to step down.

    MSNBC, 03/26/2017
  • Joy Reid Goes Off on Ryan’s Ayn Rand Ideology

    Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now argued that recent failed health care reform negotiations showed that Ryan “can be rolled” by conservatives in the U.S. House.

    Raw Story, 03/26/2017
  • Wisconsin Hospital Association Critical of Health Care Bill

    The head of the Wisconsin Hospital Association is urging Gov. Scott Walker to parlay his influence with the White House and his role as head of the Republican Governors Association to make...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/23/2017
  • Wisconsin Democrat: People ‘terrified’ of Health Care Bill

    Peterson called on the 100-plus attendees at the meeting to be a “strong voice in opposition” to the bill that would repeal the 2010 federal health care law, also known as “Obamacare,”...

    WITI-TV, 03/23/2017
  • ‘Something for Almost Everyone to Hate’: Wisconsinites Weigh in on ACA Replacement

    “I agree, I think there is something in this bill for almost everyone to hate,” said Jenni Dye, research director at liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now.

    Capital Times, 03/13/2017
  • Republican Congressional Delegation Owes Wisconsin Answers About TrumpCare

    Here are the questions to which Wisconsin constituents are owed answers by the Republican Congressional delegation of Senator Ron Johnson and U.S. Representatives.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/08/2017
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Tepid on Paul Ryan’s Obamacare Repeal Plan

    The governor and other Republicans for six years have railed against the Affordable Care Act, but Walker claimed repealing it and replacing it with Ryan’s plan would not affect most people. “Most...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/08/2017
  • Walker Reacts to ACA Action

    Gov. Scott Walker and state health care executives are pushing to ensure that an Obamacare repeal doesn’t disadvantage Wisconsin compared with states that embraced the law – an issue with hundreds of...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/13/2017
  • Wisconsin Uses Affordable Care Act but Rejects Funding For it

    Wisconsin’s decision last week to challenge a fee imposed by the Affordable Care Act set up a comparison not lost on advocates who support the law.The fee has cost the state about...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/28/2016
  • Speaker Ryan Kicks Off ‘Bold Agenda’ With More of the Same As GOP Votes for at Least Fifty-Fifth Time to Repeal Affordable Care Act

    The Ryan-led House is voting for at least the fifty-fifth time to repeal the Affordable Care Act that has helped millions of Americans access health care.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/06/2016
  • Falk Pushes Health Care Signups

    Nelson said engaging Wisconsinites at the local level to ensure they get health care before Jan. 31 is important because Wisconsin is one of 19 states that did not expand Medicaid. Wisconsin...

    Appleton Post-Crescent, 11/30/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Health Care

    When it comes to Wisconsinites’ health and wellbeing, Gov. Scott Walker knows what should come first - his own political ambitions!

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/08/2015
  • Are ‘Death Panels’ Coming to Scott Walker’s Wisconsin?

    The inclusion of the palliative counseling is critical, but Scott Walker would have saved families a lot of grief if he would have stood up to the Tea Party in 2010.

    Daily Beast, 05/21/2015
  • Fighting the Affordable Care Act Is a Priority for Walker

    On his first day as governor of Wisconsin, Walker authorized a state lawsuit challenging Obama’s signature health care law and, in part because of the success of states’ legal challenges to the...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/07/2015
  • Walker Continues Campaign Against Obamacare, Despite Facts

    “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, in the lead-up to an expected presidential bid, is continuing a push to align himself with the most conservative elements of the Republican Party, writing in an email...

    RH Reality Check, 03/24/2015
  • Walker Has Repeatedly Refused to Accept Federal Medicaid Expansion in Wisconsin, Hurting Low-income Workers And women

    “The state would stay the course and turn down federal money to expand Wisconsin’s health programs for the needy, under Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015 budget proposal….In 2013, the Republican governor rejected taking...

    Governing.com, 02/19/2015
  • After Public Outcry to Walker Admin Decision to Stop Enforcement of the Contraceptive Equity Law, the Office of Commissioner of Insurance Backed Off, Clarified Its Positions

    “Amid allegations Wisconsin has been incorrectly applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling to state insurance law, a spokesman with the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance Thursday clarified statements made...

    Capital Times, 07/25/2014
  • Where There’s a WILL, There’s a Way… to Promote Gov. Walker’s Best Interests

    For the years in which Federal IRS records are available for both the Bradley Foundation and WILL, 2011 and 2012, Bradley funds accounted for over 90 percent of the total money WILL reported raising.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/11/2014
  • Sen. Ron Johnson Is Suing Over Health Care, But Who’s Paying?

    Despite declaring he could use campaign funds to cover legal costs, a review of Johnson's campaign finance reports reveal no incurred obligations or expenditures related to the suit.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/12/2014
  • After Eliminating Planned Parenthood From the Wisconsin Well Woman Program, Walker’s Administration Then Unilaterally Proposed a Complete Overhaul of the Program

    “The Wisconsin Well Woman Program provides preventative health screening services to low-income women who are uninsured or underinsured. It has been credited with providing more than 500,000 breast and cervical cancer screenings...

    Huffington Post, 03/21/2014
  • Ron Johnson Said Federal Health Care Reform Is Taking Health Care in the Wrong Direction

    Ron Johnson thinks employers providing health care insurance is what got us into this mess.

    Green Bay Press-Gazette, 05/02/2013
  • Is Walker-Ryan Relationship on the Rocks?

    Ryan’s call for the repeal of ObamaCare, and Johnson’s support for legislation to defund health insurance exchanges, seem targeted to undermine Walker’s latest health care scheme

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/12/2013
  • Walker Defers Health Exchange Formation to Federal Government

    As expected, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced today that he will not attempt to create a state health care insurance exchange for Wisconsin residents and will instead defer that chore to the...

    Biz Times, 11/15/2012
  • Wisconsin to Let Federal Government Run Health Care Exchange

    The Progressive group One Wisconsin Now says that with the decision, the governor put his presidential aspirations ahead of the people of Wisconsin.

    WBAY-TV, 11/15/2012
  • Walker Meets GOP 2016 Presidential Primary Litmus Test With Health Exchange Decision, Fails Wisconsin

    Scott Walker decided that his chances for higher office in the tea party-controlled Republican Party are more important than doing his job.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/15/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now to Welcome Milwaukee Marathoners to the ‘Paul Ryan Finish Line’

    One Wisconsin Now will be hosting a “Paul Ryan Finish Line” at mile 20 of Sunday’s Milwaukee Marathon to highlight how the Romney-Ryan plan comes up short for Wisconsin’s middle class families according to Executive Director Scot Ross.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/05/2012
  • Scott Walker Says a Study Shows the Federal Health Care Law Will “Devastate” Wisconsin

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker claimed a study showed that if Obamacare was implemented in the state that it would “devastate Wisconsin.” THE REAL WORLD: His highly exaggerated claims are backed by manipulated facts...

    Politifact, 07/29/2012
  • Obamacare Helps Waukesha County Company Expand

    MADISON, Wis. — While Gov. Scott Walker refuses to implement health care exchanges in Wisconsin, Minnesota’s progress on offering consumers and businesses the opportunity to leverage their resources to purchase affordable, private...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/17/2012
  • Walker Remains Relentless in His “War on Women”

    Gov. Scott Walker announced his refusal to implement any provisions of Obama's Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin, putting women's health at risk yet again

    Taylor Larson, 07/11/2012