Affordable Care Act (ACA)

New Federal Policy Creates a Backup Plan for Continuing Insurance Coverage

State Schedules Information Sessions about Open Enrollment and New Procedures  Federal officials have put in place a new option for the continuation of Marketplace insurance coverage under certain conditions. It’s a backup option for people whose current insurers are dropping out of the Marketplace, if those individuals fail to choose a plan on their own […]

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Positive National Data on Health Insurance Coverage Precedes This Week’s Release of State-level Trends

New survey data released last week by the National Health Insurance Survey (NHIS) make it even clearer that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has caused a dramatic drop in the number of Americans who are uninsured.  This Tuesday (Sept. 13) the Census Bureau will release more detailed data, including state-level uninsured rates, and we will learn how Wisconsin […]

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BadgerCare Updates: Recent Enrollment Trends and New Eligibility Tables

BadgerCare participation grew modestly over the last couple of months, but less than I had hoped it would. During the 2014-15 open enrollment period for the federal Marketplace, there was a very substantial increase in BadgerCare enrollment (about a 4% rise from November 2014 to March 2015). Based on preliminary data, the increase in the […]

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