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End of Collecting Child Support Birth Costs Proposed in Evers Budget (Journal Times, 16 March 2019)

Medicaid Birth Cost Recovery: New Rules Affect Unmarried Parents (State Bar of Wisconsin, 12 March 2019)

HealthWatch Wisconsin Welcomes Change-Makers to Madison (HealthWatch Wisconsin, 5 March 2019)

HealthWatch Wisconsin Announces Annual Award Recipients (ABC for Health, 27 February 2019)

What's New [HealthCheck Op-Ed] (WI-LEND, 25 February 2019)

Report: Medicaid expansion proposal would cost Wisconsin $600 million a year (BizTimes Media Milwaukee, 25 February 2019)

New Report Adds Fuel to Medicaid Expansion Fight (Wisconsin Health News [Login Required], 20 February 2019)

Medicaid Expansion Study Divides Democrats, Republicans (AP News, 19 February 2019)

Advocacy Group: Wisconsin' Birth Cost Recovery Program 'A Move In The Wrong Direction' (WPR, 13 February 2019)

WisEye Morning Minute: Study Committee on Child Placement & Support - Birth Cost Recovery (LaCrosse Tribune, 13 February 2019)

A Birth Tax is Bad Policy for Wisconsin (ABC for Health, 11 February 2019)

Proposal to Roll Back Tax on Unmarried Pregnant Women Creates Controversy (Daily Cardinal, 11 February 2019)

Why Some Wisconsin Fathers Have to Pay Back Costs of Their Child's Birth to Medicaid (WPR, 11 February 2019)

Robert A. Peterson Jr. and Kali A. Kramolis: Valuable Child Health Care Program is Flying Under the Radar (Cap Times, 11 February 2019)

2019 Federal Poverty Level Change Increases Access to Health Coverage (ABC for Health, 23 January 2019)

ABC for Health Applauds Evers “Common Sense” Push for Medicaid Expansion (ABC for Health, 18 January 2019)

Republicans Offer Evers Deal on Income Tax Cut (Star Tribune, 17 January 2019)

Assembly Health Committee Drops the Ball on Preexisting Conditions (ABC for Health, 17 January 2019)

Doctors Tout Discount Cards For Drugs t oAbate High Costs of Prescriptions (WPR, 10 January 2019)

ABC for Health Lauds Gov. Evers Executive Orders on Consumer Protections & Healthy Communities (ABC for Health, 9 January 2019)

Read: ABC for Health's Federal Comments on “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” (ABC for Health, 7 December 2018)

Republican Pass Key Healthcare Changes In Extraordinary Session (WORT, 5 December 2018)

Lame Duck Legislature Seizes Power to Strip People of Health Coverage (ABC for Health, 5 December 2018)

Bills Would Impede Gov.-Elect Tony Evers' Changes to Health Care (Wisconsin State Journal, 4 December 2018)

Lame Duck Legislature Flies Backward on Preexisting Conditions Protections (ABC for Health, 3 December 2018)

ABC Unveils WisCare Proposal (Originally aired on WORT 89.9FM and streamed at, 16 October 2018)

"WisCare 2019" Unveiled by ABC for Health, Inc. (ABC for Health, 16 October 2018)

Hospital Uncompensated Care Surges 14% to $1.1 Billion in Wisconsin (Becker Hospital Review, 8 October 2018)

Wisconsin Hospitals See Unpaid Medical Bills Rise to $1B (Wisconsin State Journal, 6 October 2018)

Wisconsin Hospitals See Unpaid Medical Bills Rise to $1B (Channel 3000, 6 October 2018)

Unpaid Hospital Bills Surge to 1 Billion Dollars in Wisconsin (WTMJ-TV Milwaukee, 6 October 2018)

Wisconsin Hospitals See Unpaid Medical Bills Rise to $1 Billion (Green Bay Press Gazette, 6 October 2018)

Advocus Helps to Connect Patients to Care (WIsconsin Health News, 5 October 2018) - Login Required

Unpaid Medical Bills in Wisconsin Are Climbing Again After Decline (Wisconsin Public Radio, 1 October 2018)

Wisconsin Uncompensated Care Shoots Above $1 Billion, First Time Since 2014 (ABC for Health, 27 September 2018)

ABC for Health, Inc. Launches Advocus, a "Next Generation" Precision Patient Advocacy Tool to Reduce Health Disparities (ABC for Health, 24 September 2018)

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce to Create Health Plan Touted By Trump (WPR, 7 August 2018)

Journal Times Editorial: Favor Young Lives Over Dollars (Journal Times, 5 August 2018)

Wisconsin Wins Waiver for $200M Reinsurance Program (HealthLeaders, 31 July 2018)

State Pares Birth-Cost Collection from Men, but Group Says State Should End the Practice (Lacrosse Tribune, 24 July 2018)

June 2018 Backyard Heroes (Madison Commons, 15 June 2018)

Press Release: ABC for Health Submits Comments, Concerns on WI Reinsurance Plan to Feds (ABC for Health, 8 June 2018)

Read: ABC for Health's Federal Comments on Wisconsin's Section 1332 Waiver (ABC for Health, 7 June 2018)

Trump Admin's Decision Looms on Wisconsin's Bid for Medicaid Drug Tests (Talking Points Memo, 7 June 2018)

Growing Tomorrow's Leaders (page 6) & Access to Health Care for Low-income Residents (page 12) (Wisconsin Law Foundation, Spring 2018)

Walker Submits Reinsurance Waiver, Anticipates Approval (Wisconsin Health News, 19 April 2018) - Login Required

Read: ABC for Health's State Comments on Wisconsin's Sec. 1332 Waiver (ABC for Health, 13 April 2018)

Proposed Work Requirements Could Add Uncertainties to Wisconsin's Medicaid Program (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 March 2018)

HealthWatch Wisconsin Conference: Gubernatorial Form (Wisconsin Eye, 8 March 2018)

Democratic Governor Candidates Debate Health Care (Wisconsin State Journal, 8 March 20181)

Editorial: Give to Local Nonprofits Today Through The Big Share ( Cap Times, 6 March 2018)

Birth Cost Recovery: It's Not Child Support (Shephard Express, 27 Februrary 2018)

Walker Proposes Tough Wisconsin Welfare Overhaul Package (ABC News, 18 January 2018)

Trump Work Requirement Rewrites Health Care Rules for Poor in Wisconsin... (Wisconsin State Journal, 11 January 2018)

Read: ABC for Health's Letter to CMS on Work Requirements in Medicaid (ABC for Health, 11 January 2018)

Student Julia Walsh Named a 'Backyard Hero' (University of Wisconsin Law School, 11 January 2018)

League of Women Voeters Offers ACA Forum (Sun Prairie Star, 3 January 2018)

What to Know About The Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period (WORT, 31 October 2017)

Open Enrollment Begins Tomorrow Amid Political Fight Over ACA (WPR, 31 October 2017)

ACA Defunding Moves Put Health Care Cost Controls In Doubt (WisContext, 19 October 2017)

PRESS RELEASE: ABC for Health Submits Comments to Feds on WI Demonstration Waiver (ABC for Health, 10 July 2017)

Read: ABC for Health's Federal Comments on Wisconsin's Sec. 1115 Waiver (ABC for Health, 10 July 2017)

Lawmakers Consider BadgerCare As Public Option (WI Public Radio "Central Time," 6 June 2017)

Health Care Expert: Why Repealing Obamacare is a Bad Idea (Wisconsin Public Television, 30 June 2017)

AP Exclusive: Records Show Scant Support for Walker's Plan (Beaumont Enterprise, 20 June 2017)

PRESS RELEASE: ABC for Health Submits Comment on WI Demonstration Waiver (ABC for Health, 18 May 2017)

Read: ABC for Health's Comments on Wisconsin's Sec. 1115 Waiver (ABC for Health, 12 May 2017)

OPINION: The Return to the Bad Old Days of HIRSP (ABC for Health, 18 May 2017)

Walker Would Consider Waiver to Raise Pre-Existing Premiums (Channel 3000, 8 May 2017)

Medicaid Matters to Wisconsin (USA Today, 6 May 2017)

Sonic Foundry Announces Entreprise Video Awards Winners at Mediasite User Conference (Sonic Foundry, 1 May 2017)

ABC for Health Points to Wisconsin Policy as Contributing Factor to Infant Mortality (The Cap Times, 10 April 2017)

Bobby Peterson: Trying to Recover Birthing Cost May Harm Babies (Wisconsin State Journal, 7 April 2017)

Open Letter on Birth Cost Recovery (27 March 2017)

Consumer Advocates Blast the Latest Changes to ACA Repeal Bill (Wisconsin Council on Children & Families, 24 March 2017)

Wisconsin Health Care Providers, Experts 'Uncertain' About New Health Care Proposal (Channel 3000, 24 March 2017)

Wisconsin Policy Makers, Advocates Discuss Health Care (U.S. News, 24 March 2017)

Wisconsin Democrat: People 'Terrified' of Health Care Bill (Daily Reporter, 23 March 2017)

Wisconsin Hospital Association Blasts Bill (WQOW, 23 March 2017)

CBO Estimates on GOP Health Care Plan Prompt Variety of Concerns for Wisconsin (WKOW, 14 March 2017)

PRESS RELEASE: Repeal and Replace Plans Bad for Patients, Providers (ABC for Health & HealthWatch Wisconsin, 13 March 2017)

Gov. Walker Calls Health Bill 'A Good First Step,' Vos Splits with Conservatives Who Say It's Obamacare Lite (Fox6Now, 7 March 2017)

Walker Signals More Work Needs to Be Done on Health Overhaul (U.S. News, 7 March 2017)

Wisconsin Health Advocate Says Bill Pretty Bad (U.S. News, 7 March 2017)

PRESS RELEASE: Proposed Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Affects Everyone (HealthWatch WI, 30 January 2017)

Changes to Wisconsin's Medicaid Program Could be Wide-Reaching (Wisconsin State Journal, 30 January 2017)

Madison's My Coverage Plan Lands NIH Grant to Develop E-Learning Hub for Patient Advocates (Cap Times, 1 June 2016)

My Coverage Plan, a Madison Technology Start-Up, Receives NIH Grant (Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2016)

Wisconsin Company Wins NIH Grant to Study RCM Strategies (Becker's Hospital Review, 17 May 2016)

PRESS RELEASE: Madison-Based Health IT Company Awarded Major Research Grant to Reduce Health Disparities (WisBusiness, 17 May 2016)

PRESS RELEASE: HealthWatch Conference Spotlights Access to Health Care Coverage (HealthWatch WI, 6 April 2016)

PRESS RELEASE: HealthWatch WI Announces Annual Award Recipients (HealthWatch WI, 29 March 2016)

PRESS RELEASE: ABC for Rural Health's Mike Rust Recognized for Lifetime Achievement (ABC for Rural Health, 28 March 2016)

Wisconsin uses Affordable Care Act but rejects funding for it (Journal Sentinel, 29 February 2016)

Making the Affordable Care Act More Affordable (Madison Commons, 21 January 2016)

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