BadgerCare http://wuwm.com en State Promises to Contact Residents Dropped From Medicaid Who Did Not Enroll in Marketplace http://wuwm.com/post/state-promises-contact-residents-dropped-medicaid-who-did-not-enroll-marketplace <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Walker administration released a couple sets of numbers on Wednesday – about residents and health insurance.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:22:46 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 36232 at http://wuwm.com State Promises to Contact Residents Dropped From Medicaid Who Did Not Enroll in Marketplace Groups Ramp Up Outreach as Healthcare Enrollment Deadline Looms http://wuwm.com/post/groups-ramp-outreach-healthcare-enrollment-deadline-looms <p>People in Wisconsin without health insurance have less than a week to buy a plan on the new federal exchange in order for coverage to begin in January.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Erin Toner 20334 at http://wuwm.com Groups Ramp Up Outreach as Healthcare Enrollment Deadline Looms Lawmakers Spar Over Medicaid Reform Delay http://wuwm.com/post/lawmakers-spar-over-medicaid-reform-delay <p>The Legislature’s budget committee has voted to delay Medicaid changes in Wisconsin for three months.</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:44:13 +0000 Erin Toner 19239 at http://wuwm.com Lawmakers Spar Over Medicaid Reform Delay Walker Requests Delay for His Own Medicaid Reforms http://wuwm.com/post/walker-requests-delay-his-own-medicaid-reforms <p>Wisconsin lawmakers will convene in a special session Monday to consider putting state Medicaid reform on a three-month delay.</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Erin Toner 18907 at http://wuwm.com Walker Requests Delay for His Own Medicaid Reforms Walker Wants Lawmakers to Extend BadgerCare Deadline http://wuwm.com/post/walker-wants-lawmakers-extend-badgercare-deadline <p>Gov. Walker is asking the Legislature for three more months. He wants to extend the state’s timeline for moving people off BadgerCare and into the federal government’s new private marketplace. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 LaToya Dennis 17963 at http://wuwm.com Walker Wants Lawmakers to Extend BadgerCare Deadline Update: Walker Wants to Give 77,000 on BadgerCare Until April to Buy Private Health Coverage http://wuwm.com/post/update-walker-wants-give-77000-badgercare-until-april-buy-private-health-coverage <p>Gov. Walker's initial plan was to withdraw coverage from adults earning more than the poverty level and to refer them to the new federal exchange to buy private coverage.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 LaToya Dennis & WUWM News 17863 at http://wuwm.com Update: Walker Wants to Give 77,000 on BadgerCare Until April to Buy Private Health Coverage State Encourages Healthcare Exchange Enrollment by Phone, Mail http://wuwm.com/post/state-encourages-healthcare-exchange-enrollment-phone-mail <p>President Obama has promised a “tech surge” to fix the problems with the online healthcare exchange. Time to enroll in the exchange is shrinking for thousands of Wisconsin adults who will lose their Medicaid coverage in January. Gov. Walker rejected federal money to expand Medicaid here, so in 2014, the state program will drop all adults living above the poverty level. Instead, his administration will refer them to the exchange. Claire Smith is a spokesperson for the state Department of Health Services. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Erin Toner 16159 at http://wuwm.com State Encourages Healthcare Exchange Enrollment by Phone, Mail Daunting Task: Helping Low-Income Milwaukee Adults Switch Health Coverage http://wuwm.com/post/daunting-task-helping-low-income-milwaukee-adults-switch-health-coverage <p>With big health care changes looming on the state and federal levels, Milwaukee's free clinics are bracing for confusion and to be needed, like never before, even though supporters of each change say it's designed to serve the most vulnerable.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Marge Pitrof 7834 at http://wuwm.com Daunting Task: Helping Low-Income Milwaukee Adults Switch Health Coverage BadgerCare Changes Would Force Thousands to Health Care Marketplace http://wuwm.com/post/badgercare-changes-would-force-thousands-health-care-marketplace <p></p><p></p><p>Wisconsin has asked for permission from the federal government to change its health care program for the poor – BadgerCare Plus. Wednesday, leaders will hold the first of three town hall meetings to explain the changes.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Erin Toner 7715 at http://wuwm.com BadgerCare Changes Would Force Thousands to Health Care Marketplace Report: Poor Victims Could Pay More for Domestic Violence Counseling http://wuwm.com/post/report-poor-victims-could-pay-more-domestic-violence-counseling <p><strong>A divide between the insured and the poor may be opening up in the cost of services for domestic abuse victims.</strong></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:42:19 +0000 Mitch Teich & Stephanie Lecci 5106 at http://wuwm.com Report: Poor Victims Could Pay More for Domestic Violence Counseling