BadgerCare

Politics & Government
9:22 am
Thu July 17, 2014

State Promises to Contact Residents Dropped From Medicaid Who Did Not Enroll in Marketplace

New figures from the state show 38,000 people who were dropped from Medicaid did not sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

The Walker administration released a couple sets of numbers on Wednesday – about residents and health insurance.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Groups Ramp Up Outreach as Healthcare Enrollment Deadline Looms

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett addresses reporters Monday at Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph campus, urging residents to enroll in new insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.

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.

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Politics & Government
4:44 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Lawmakers Spar Over Medicaid Reform Delay

Wisconsin Capitol

The Legislature’s budget committee has voted to delay Medicaid changes in Wisconsin for three months.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Walker Requests Delay for His Own Medicaid Reforms

The group, Wisconsin Jobs Now, recently held an event to help people enroll in insurance plans on the online exchange.

Wisconsin lawmakers will convene in a special session Monday to consider putting state Medicaid reform on a three-month delay.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Walker Wants Lawmakers to Extend BadgerCare Deadline

Gov. Walker wants lawmakers to extend deadline by three months to ensure people have health care
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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.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Update: Walker Wants to Give 77,000 on BadgerCare Until April to Buy Private Health Coverage

Gov. Walker says he may extend the timeline for moving people off of BadgerCare and into private exchanges.

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.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed October 23, 2013

State Encourages Healthcare Exchange Enrollment by Phone, Mail

The federal online healthcare exchange has experienced problems since its debut earlier this month.

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.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Daunting Task: Helping Low-Income Milwaukee Adults Switch Health Coverage

Milwaukee free health clinics keep medical records on patients. Soon, more time may be spent enrolling them in BadgerCare or the federal exchange

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.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

BadgerCare Changes Would Force Thousands to Health Care Marketplace

BadgerCare to add thousands of poor Wisconsin residents, and boot off many others currently enrolled.
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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.

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Health & Science
12:42 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Report: Poor Victims Could Pay More for Domestic Violence Counseling

"A Survivor's Journey" by Joel Bergner (2010), located at Brookland Café in Washington, D.C.
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A divide between the insured and the poor may be opening up in the cost of services for domestic abuse victims.