Walker’s an example of why voters are cynical about politicians


Political columnist Bill Kaplan holds up Scott Walker as example of why voters are cynical about politicians. For instance, as he runs for re-election, the longtime foe of Obamacare has suddenly decided that its exchange policies are worth supporting. Kaplan lists a number of examples he says mark Walker’s upside-down stances. > WisPolitics.com

Wisconsin continues to see racial, geographical disparities in health

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Wisconsin ranks ahead of the national average on several key factors related to public health. But some parts of the state are faring better than others, according to the latest County Health Rankings report, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the UW Population Health Institute. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Explainer: Election-year health policy in Wisconsin


Reinsurance, association health plans, Medicaid waivers. Recent health care actions in Wisconsin, some of which require federal approval, can be difficult to follow for anyone without a Ph.D. in health policy. To help you sort through the issues, the Wisconsin State Journal has created this at-a-glance guide to the state’s health policy.

Walker signs health insurance stabilization bill


Gov. Scott Walker signed part of his Health Care Stability Plan in Tomah Tuesday. The new law looks to lower premiums in the individual market, while other components aim to cover pre-existing conditions and obtain a permanent waiver for SeniorCare. State Democrats call the plan a campaign stunt. > NBC 13 Eau Claire

Understanding the new 20-state lawsuit against Obamacare that Schimel’s co-leading


In a lawsuit filed Tuesday by a coalition of 20 red states led by Texas AG Ken Paxton and Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel, the states claim that since Congress repealed the individual mandate’s tax penalty for not having coverage, that means the mandate itself — and the whole health care law — is invalid. > POLITICO

Bryce calls for single-payer health care, minimum wage hike, Social Security expansion


Speaking to a room full of machinists Monday, Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce detailed an economic platform that includes raising the minimum wage, expanding Social Security and implementing single-payer health care. Bryce, along with teacher Cathy Myers, is one of two Democrats seeking to unseat Speaker Paul Ryan. > Cap Times

Walker moves to stabilize Obamacare at same time as Schimel seeks to strike it down


Wisconsin’s top GOP leaders have underlined a question: Should their party keep trying to kill the ACA or accept it since Congress didn’t replace it? Gov. Scott Walker and his AG Brad Schimel are tackling it from both sides, as Schimel co-leads a new 20-state lawsuit against Obamacare. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel