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

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

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

A Light at the End of a Long Tunnel for JJDPA Reauthorization?

You may recall that Sen. Whitehouse and Sen. Grassley introduced a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) late in the last congressional session. But, clearly Sen. Grassley, now in the majority, is being a leading … Continue reading

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Health Policy Agenda Gradually Shifts from Insurance to Outcomes

Now that Wisconsin and many other states have made very significant improvements in access to health insurance (see, for example, this WCCF paper on insurance coverage), health care providers, advocates and policy makers are gradually paying more attention to other factors … Continue reading

Senate Overwhelming Approves Funding for CHIP & Medicare Fix

WCCF Thanks Senate for Renewing Children’s Health Coverage The U.S. Senate voted 92-8 this evening to pass a health care bill that includes funding for a two-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  The 92-8 vote Tuesday evening follows passage of … Continue reading

95% of School Districts Now Offer 4K

Wisconsin continues to expand four-year-old kindergarten (4K) across the state. Data from September 2014 shows that 95% of elementary public school districts offer free 4K to all; 391 of 413 districts now offer 4K. The point-in time count in September … Continue reading

Growing Your Own – Opportunities for Youthful Offenders at the Grow Academy

A recent Wisconsin Public Radio story highlighted the Grow Academy – a unique corrections program using hands-on agricultural experience and curriculums as a way to teach youthful offenders the kinds of skills we want all youth to have – academic … Continue reading

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We’re Hiring!

WCCF is hiring for two new positions: Outreach and Community Engagement Coordinator and Communications Coordinator. Join us in working to ensure that every child in Wisconsin grows up in a just and nurturing family and community. To learn more about … 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