Articles by Scott Bauer

Insurers Express Support for Wisconsin Governor’s Reinsurance Plan

Gov. Scott Walker’s $200 million plan to reduce health care costs for people purchasing insurance through the private marketplace won support from Wisconsin’s health insurance providers, doctors and medical community at a public hearing, even as Democrats raised concerns about …

Public, Lawmakers Consider Wisconsin Governor’s Health Reinsurance Plan

The public got a chance Monday to comment on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s $200 million plan to reduce health care costs for people purchasing insurance through the private marketplace. Walker is pushing the idea, along with a plan to bolster …

In Turnabout, Wisconsin Governor Moves to Stabilize Insurance Market

In a tack to the left in an election year, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker announced Sunday that he wants a state law that would bar insurers from denying a person health coverage due to a pre-existing condition. He also …

Walker’s Proposed Health Insurance Plan Features Tax Credits

Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s plan for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law would extend refundable tax credits to help pay for private health insurance based on age instead of income, restructure Medicaid and allow people …

Milwaukee Archdiocese Settlement Plan Paltry, Victims Say

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a “rebirth.” …

Bill to Make Cancer Drugs More Affordable Passes Wisconsin Senate

Chemotherapy pills that cancer patients can take at home would be more affordable under a bill that the Wisconsin Senate passed on April 1 – the last planned meeting day of its two-year session. The oral chemotherapy bill was one …

Wisconsin Governor Signs Controversial Asbestos Lawsuit Bill

Gov. Scott Walker quietly signed into law a bill that critics say would delay and deny justice to those who seek damages in court after falling ill from exposure to asbestos. The asbestos bill, which was introduced last year and …

Veterans Say Wisconsin Asbestos Lawsuit Bill Would Deny Justice

Veterans opposed to a bill affecting asbestos-exposure lawsuits in Wisconsin urged Gov. Scott Walker on March 17 to stop the measure, arguing that it would deny justice to asbestos victims. The heavily lobbied proposal would require plaintiffs who have suffered …

Fees Charged to Insurance Volunteers in Wisconsin Criticized

Volunteers who want to help people decipher the new health insurance marketplace when it comes online Oct. 1 must pay for a background check and exam fee as required by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s administration, charges advocates say is deterring …

Insurance Rates Released by Wisconsin Governor Questioned

Health care advocates called into question information released by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s administration showing dramatic rate increases for insurance plans to be sold through the new marketplace created under the federal health care law. The marketplaces, or exchanges, will …