BadgerLaw.net Page Print

Welcome to BadgerLaw.net, the gateway to internet resources on public interest law legal issues in Wisconsin

Need Help?
Click here for legal information and referrals for help
For Advocates
Click here to register for or login to the Public Interest Law Network
For Volunteers
Click for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Legal Action of Wisconsin

Quick Links to Wisconsin Public Interest Law Publications



>

Legal Action of Wisconsin Report on Milwaukee's Housing Crisis: Foreclosures, Evictions, and Subprime Lending This 33 page pdf file was written in July 2007 by John Pawsarat and Lois Quinn of the Employment and Training Institute, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and posted by Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc., a public interest law firm representing concentrating on representing low-income clients in Wisconsin.

Legal Action of Wisconsin Report on Mortgage Lending Practices in Milwaukee County, Part Two, expands on the first report and identifies the major lenders in the subprime lending market in Milwaukee County.

RELATED REPORT:
Homeless in Milwaukee, a point in time survey on January 25, 2007, conducted by the Continuum of Care for Milwaukee County.

The Tenant Source Book Revised
For more than two decades The Tenant Sourcebook has been the standard reference source for tenants and their advocates on housing law in Wisconsin. Updated and Revised in March 2009 by Attorney Korey Lundin of the Madison Office of Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc. this new version includes the new law requiring that in foreclosure actions the tenant be given notice. Click to View

Repeal of Affordable Care Act Leaves 431,000 in Wisconisn Without Coverage

The repeal of the Affordable Care Act will leave 431,000 Wisconsin citizens without medical care coverage. That analysis comes from the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities and details the loss of coverage through both the private insurance market place and the expansion of Medicare coverage contained in the Affordable Care Act.

The hit is especially pronounced among moderate income, working class, class whose employers no longer provide health insurance coverage. The "affordable" part of the Affordable Care Act comes from the tax break they get when purchasing insurance through the private exchange "market place." While political observers screamed about insurance rates going up (it appears they are as insurance companies charge more), that "analysis" ignored the tax break of the Affordable Care Act that brings down dramatically the after-tax cost of insurance. According to the CBPP, the tax break tax credit covers 73% of the premium cost.

It is possible that the "replace" part of the calls for "repeal and replace" will prove more challenging than some acknowledge. One option is an expanded Medicare program, including allowing dependents of Medicare-eligible recipients to be covered as the Affordable Care Act allows adult children under 26 to obtain coverage on their parents private insurance plans. As of now, the majority in Congress has not identified their replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

 
Legal Services Corporation This web site was made possible by generous support of the Legal Services Corporation.
© 2002 - 2009 Legal Action of Wisconsin. All Rights Reserved.

Access to Health Care in Wisconsin

The Pathway Plan: Setting the Course Toward Universal Health Care in Wisconsin

Medicare & You 2009

Are you an advocate for civil legal justice?
Click here to join the Public Interest Law Network
 
Legal Services Corporation This web site was made possible by generous support of the Legal Services Corporation.
© 2002 - 2009 Legal Action of Wisconsin. All Rights Reserved.