Jillian Weise, a nationally-known author, speaker and disability rights activist will be featured at UW-Eau Claire’s ninth annual Schneider Disability Issues Forum on Thursday (Oct. 26) in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program, “Permission and Provocation,” is scheduled for 5 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Weise […]
By Katherine Schneider, for the Chippewa Valley Post If you remember last summer’s furor – and perhaps contributed to it yourself – over the attempts to repeal Obamacare and replace it with block grants, no coverage for pre-existing conditions and caps on services, we’re back to fighting the same bad ideas with a new name. The […]
By Katherine Schneider, for the Chippewa Valley Post
Did you know that one out of five Wisconsinites uses Medicaid? Or that Wisconsin has almost reached the point of no waiting lists to obtain services for children and adults with disabilities?
These statistics are relevant as we wait for the next developments in the ongoing saga of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”).
This past week, 85 people in the Chippewa Valley and at video remote sites in Hudson and Rhinelander attended a meeting about the impact of proposed changes in the ACA and Medicaid on children, adults and elders with disabilities as well as on their families and service providers.
By Katherine Schneider for the Chippewa Valley Post A very reliable friend recently missed a bridge game. After several phone calls were unanswered, another friend drove by and found a light on, but nobody answered when she knocked. After some discussion, we decided to call the Eau Claire Police Department and ask them to do […]