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Health care navigators, insurance regulators see increase in questionable sales pitches (Wisconsin Examiner, March 6, 2024)

Milwaukee County stops program that orders unwed fathers to repay Medicaid for childbirth costs (Wisconsin Public Radio, February 14, 2024)

Wisconsin leads nation in birth cost recovery (Wisconsin Public Radio - The Morning Show, January 18, 2024)

New rule ensures continued Medicaid coverage for children for a year (Wisconsin Examiner, January 5, 2024)

Charity care drops at SSM Health St. Mary's but mostly holds steady at other hospitals (Wisconsin State Journal, December 26, 2023)

Dane, Milwaukee counties stop making unwed fathers pay for Medicaid birth costs (Wisconsin State Journal, December 4, 2023)

ABC For Health Helps Navigate Healthcare Choices This program originally aired on WORT 89.9FM and streamed at (WORT FM, November 15, 2023)

PRESS RELEASE: Birth Tax Medical Collections Curtailed in Wisconsin's Largest Counties (ABC for Health, November 15, 2023)

Milwaukee County stops taking fathers to court to pay back Medicaid for childbirth costs (News from the States, A Project of States Newsroom, November 14, 2023)

Civil Legal Aid: $176 Million Impact (Wisconsin Lawyer, November 9, 2023)

PRESS RELEASE: Patient Medical Debt and Inequities Persist (ABC for Health, October 26, 2023)

With annual enrollment resuming, Wisconsin reports early Medicaid renewal numbers (Wisconsin Examiner, July 21, 2023)

Law Foundation Grants Help Children, Families, and Access to Justice (State Bar of WI Inside Track, June 7, 2023)

As Pandemic Emergency Ends, Medicaid “Unwinding” Means More Complicated Renewals This program originally aired on WORT 89.9FM and streamed at (WORT FM, April 28, 2023)

Medicaid covers 1.6 million in Wisconsin. Now they face ‘unwinding.’ (Cap Times, April 26, 2023)

Medicaid re-enrollment restarts (Wisconsin Public Radio Central Time, March 23, 2023)

Law Foundation Grants Available for Charitable and Public Education Programs (State Bar of WI Inside Track, March 1, 2023)

As COVID-19 emergencies end, Wisconsin prepares for Medicaid upheaval (Wisconsin State Journal, February 1, 2023)

Prairie du Sac girl travels 1,000 miles for $2.7 million surgery to rebuild immune system (Wisconsin State Journal, January 20, 2023)

Dane County Takes In 2 Million In Birth Tax After Calling To End The Practice This program originally aired on WORT 89.9FM and streamed at (WORT FM, December 15, 2022)

Report criticizes counties that continue to claw back Medicaid birth costs (Wisconsin Examiner, December 14, 2022)

PRESS RELEASE: Merchants of Debt: Wisconsin Counties and the Birth Tax (ABC for Health, December 14, 2022)

Report finds hospital charity care declined, medical debt rose in 2021 (Wisconsin Examiner, November 15, 2022)

PRESS RELEASE: Hospital Uncompensated Care Report: Bad Debt and Inequities Grow in Wisconsin (ABC for Health, November 3, 2022)

8 updates on medical debt (Becker's Hospital Review, October 20, 2022)

Report calls on health care providers to provide more help to patients in debt (Wisconsin Examiner, October 18, 2022)

Medical debt 'collections machine' restarting in Wisconsin after pandemic pause: report (Becker's Hospital Review, October 12, 2022)

Medical debt lawsuits, paused early in pandemic, ramping up in Wisconsin, report says (Wisconsin State Journal, October 11, 2022)

PRESS RELEASE: Report - Medical Debt and Collections in Wisconsin: Restarting the Collections Machine (ABC for Health, October 11, 2022)

A Matter of Life and Debt (The Progressive, September 8, 2022)

Bobby Peterson on the Inflation Reduction Act and Healthcare (WPT "Here and Now", August 19, 2022)

Helping Children, Families, Immigrants, and Access to Justice through Law Foundation Grants (State Bar of WI "InsideTrack", August 17, 2022)

Thousands could lose BadgerCare health coverage this year: How to prepare and what to know (Channel 3000, March 13, 2022)

Wisconsin Hospitals Unevenly Sue Patients Over Medical Debt, New Study Finds (WPR, January 10, 2022)

The most-watched 'Here & Now' interviews of 2021 (PBS Wisconsin, December 28, 2021)

PRESS RELEASE: Report - Despite COVID, Medical Debt Lawsuits Continue at Some Wisconsin Hospitals (ABC for Health, December 16, 2021)

ABC for Health will help you wade through the healthcare jungle (WORT 89.9 FM, December 15, 2021)

Grants aim to help organizations promote COVID-19 vaccine (WEAU NBC 13, December 10, 2021)

Rise in Uncompensated Medical Care Continues: Bad debt, charity care rose 3.8 percent for Wisconsin hospitals in 2020 (Wisconsin Public Radio, November 16, 2021)

PRESS RELEASE: Report - Uncompensated Care - and Inequities - Grow in Wisconsin (ABC for Health, November 15, 2021)

Medical debt collection harms patient finances, reports say (Wisconsin State Journal, July 4, 2021)

Wisconsin Health Systems File Thousands of Lawsuits: Johns Hopkins (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 21, 2021) (Subscription required)

PRESS RELEASE: Report: Patients Sued for Medical Debt Lack Legal Help (ABC for Health, June 9, 2021)
Read the Report: Medical Debt & Collections: A Better Way Forward for Wisconsin

Bill protects coverage for prior health conditions, but critics say it falls short (Wisconsin Examiner, April 14, 2021)

American Rescue Plan’s Impact on Affordable Care Act (PBS Wisconsin's Here & Now, March 19, 2021)

Walker administration’s BadgerCare work mandates blocked by Biden (Wisconsin Examiner, February 16, 2021) Special Sign-Up Period Starts Monday (WPR, February 15, 2021)

Federal health insurance marketplace reopens for three months (Wisconsin Examiner, February 15, 2021)

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