Top 10 Reasons to Take the Federal Funds to Improve BadgerCare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides funding for states to expand health insurance coverage for low-income adults who have income below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). That part of the ACA gave Wisconsin a great opportunity to close a very large gap in BadgerCare – coverage for “childless adults” (adults who aren’t custodial parents of a dependent child). Continue reading

Returning 17-Year-Olds to the Juvenile Justice System: Reducing Crime and Saving Money

Objective: To return jurisdiction over first-time, non-violent 17-year-old offenders to the juvenile court, making our communities safer and resulting in substantial savings from reduced costs of law enforcement, court processing, and losses to victims. Background: With the adoption of the … Continue reading

Wisconsin’s Uninsured Rates: New Data Underscore the Importance of Preserving the Affordable Care Act

A new WCCF analysis of the recent National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) data and how the data regarding the uninsured underscores the importance of preserving the Affordable Care Act. Read more here

The New Health Insurance Landscape Infographic

As the new Marketplace Open Enrollment begins here’s an updated version of our infographic detailing how different groups are affected by the new health insurance landscape. Continue reading

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Advocates Disappointed in Changes to Long-term Care

Republican legislators voted today to revise or reject significant aspects of the Governor’s proposals to change community-based long-term care for the elderly and people with disabilities. However, they left enough of the Governor’s ideas intact to alarm advocates and people … Continue reading

How Does Wisconsin Fare related to Confining Youth?

May 17-24 is the National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth. The effort, led by the Save Our Kids organization is posting a range of resources that can help inform everyone about how many youth are placed out of home … Continue reading

Child Care Budget After Joint Finance Actions

Wisconsin Shares The Joint Finance Committee at its May 14 meeting agreed to an adjusted Wisconsin Shares direct child care subsidy budget that is $11.9 million less than the Governor’s proposal for the 2015-17 biennial budget. Compared with the last … Continue reading

Federal Funding for Juvenile Justice up for grabs – Deja’ vu all over again!

Once again, on May 13, a House appropriations committee has essentially “zeroed out” Title II funding for juvenile justice - those really are the only remaining funds allocated through the federal government to the states to support innovative programming as … Continue reading

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Alleviating Poverty: Who’s Responsible?

In partnership with the Wisconsin Council of Churches, WISDOM, and the Citizen Action Education Fund, we will be hosting a series of poverty forums to discuss the scope and shape of poverty in Wisconsin and the role of the religious … Continue reading

March 25: An Evening with the Race to Equity Team

Come to the American Family DreamBank to meet the members of the Race to Equity Project and get an update on what they’re working on and how they are moving forward to address racial disparities in Dane County. While at … Continue reading

The Race to Equity Project’s Statement on the Death of Tony Robinson

The Race to Equity Project is deeply saddened by the news that Tony Robinson, a 19 year old African American male, was shot and killed by a Madison police officer. Tony was a loving son, brother and valued friend. He … Continue reading

Issues & Ales

In light of the events surrounding the death of Tony Robinson the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and the Race to Equity Project have decided to cancel this Wednesday, March 11th Issues and Ales panel discussion. The scheduled panel discussion conflicts with other mobilization activities scheduled for this week. We encourage you to find other opportunities in our community and become engaged. Continue reading