Top 10 Reasons to Take the Federal Funds to Improve BadgerCare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides funding for states to expand health insurance coverage for low-income adults who have income below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). That part of the ACA gave Wisconsin a great opportunity to close a very large gap in BadgerCare – coverage for “childless adults” (adults who aren’t custodial parents of a dependent child). Continue reading

A preliminary look at how the new insurance Marketplace and the BadgerCare changes have affected access to health insurance in Wisconsin

This fact sheet examines changes in insurance coverage in Wisconsin since last September.  It summarizes the Marketplace enrollment numbers and analyzes the changes in BadgerCare participation levels, including a surprising drop in the number of children in BadgerCare and Transitional … Continue reading