Wisconsin’s approach to implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had mixed results. However, because Wisconsin has a lower uninsured rate than any of the 18 other states that did not expand Medicaid when the ACA became law, the path taken by Wisconsin has generated interest outside the Badger state. Wisconsin is the only state that […]
BadgerCare helps children and families in Wisconsin stay healthy by providing access to important health care services for low-income children and pregnant women. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide the majority of funding for BadgerCare. View and download our fact sheet: “BadgerCare Works for Wisconsin Children—Thanks to the Children’s Health Insurance Program.”
The President recently took more actions that threaten the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by signing an executive order that will likely reduce ACA participation and directing his administration to stop paying cost-sharing reduction payments that help low-income Americans use health care. Here’s what you need to know about marketplace coverage and what to expect going […]
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.