Health Care

New Report: The Wisconsin Approach to Medicaid Expansion

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 […]

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BadgerCare Works for Wisconsin Children—Thanks to the Children’s Health Insurance Program

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.”

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Q&A: Trump’s Latest Affordable Care Act Changes

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 […]

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Senate Health Bill: Implications for Wisconsin

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 […]

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Medicaid at Risk in Wisconsin

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…      

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Changes to the Affordable Care Act: What’s At Risk In Wisconsin

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 […]

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Numbers You Need To Know – Health Insurance in Your County

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 […]

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Five Charts on the Uninsured in Wisconsin

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.

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