This four-page document provides a summary of the major bills related to health and health care that were considered by the Wisconsin legislature during the 2011-12 session, which came to a close in March 2012. It includes links to bill text and history, and notes which bills were signed into law by the Governor
The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) allows states to get federal matching funds for extending health insurance to certain immigrants who are not citizens
The cost-cutting changes that the Department of Health Services (DHS) has been seeking to make to BadgerCare have been evolving over the last few months, as DHS negotiates with federal officials regarding the requested waivers and plan amendments.
Although there are some resources available to aid immigrant families in navigating the health system, access to culturally and linguistically
appropriate care and information is not universally available in Wisconsin.