The Senate’s latest health bill will hurt many Wisconsinites whether they are on BadgerCare, receiving insurance through the marketplace, or have insurance through their employer. New analyses of the bill show that it will increase the number of people without insurance, increase costs of those with insurance, and decrease access to care. Download Senate Health […]
Medicaid and the closely related Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are a partnership between states and the federal government to provide access to health care services for low-income children, pregnant women, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities. Read more…
Enactment of the House health care plan, known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), would affect most Wisconsinites. But even if it is not enacted, actions taken by Congress and President Trump imperil the subsidized Marketplace insurance plans that provide health care coverage to about 240,000 Wisconsinites. Over the long term, the biggest impact […]
Find your county below to see trends in the rates of uninsured kids and adults, the percentage of people using Medicaid, and the impacts of the Affordable Care Act. Adams County Ashland County Barron County Bayfield County Brown County Buffalo County Burnett County Calumet County Chippewa County Clark County Columbia County Crawford County Dane County […]
We’ve updated our infographics detailing how different groups are affected by the new health insurance landscape with the new 2016 Federal Poverty Levels (FPL).
The ACA played a pivotal role in decreasing the uninsured rate in Wisconsin, with great gains in rural counties and significant coverage gains for communities of color.
The uninsured rate has been dropping since the implementation of major Affordable Care Act provisions. Wisconsin has seen a significant drop, however further improvement could be realized if BadgerCare+ was expanded to adults under 138% of the federal poverty level.
Here are five charts on the uninsured in Wisconsin that use recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
For most of the last 20 years, Wisconsin has been a national leader in the percentage of children with health insurance. Unfortunately, that leadership has slipped in recent years, and Wisconsin is no longer among the best states when it comes to ensuring that children have access to quality, cost-effective health care
Communities of color often face greater health challenges that lead to larger health disparities between them and their white peers. This is especially true for the Native American community.
After enactment of the budget bill last summer, most of the legislative action on health care focused on three issue areas: behavioral health, dementia, and family planning.