Wisconsin is to be commended for its efforts to provide affordable health insurance to those low income individuals who otherwise would not be able to afford health insurance in Wisconsin. Like several states, Wisconsin has developed a program to assist its low income residents in obtaining the health care they need, even though they can not afford to purchase any kind of health insurance policy. This program is called BadgerCare, and it provides a broad health benefits package to families who can not find affordable health insurance in Wisconsin.
Also similar to other states, Wisconsin has set criteria for becoming eligible for the BadgerCare program. Those criteria are as follows:
• Each family wishing to participate in the BadgerCare program must have at least one child under the age of 19 residing in the home.
• Each family wishing to participate in the BadgerCare program must meet the income requirements, i.e., the family can not bring in more income than what is set in the income guidelines.
• Each family wishing to participate in the BadgerCare program can not be covered under any other health insurance policy.
Although BadgerCare provides free health care to some families, other families may have to pay a low premium based on the families’ income; even if you must pay a premium, it will be low since it’s based on your income. The BadgerCare program is an excellent way to obtain affordable health insurance in Wisconsin when all other options seem exhausted.
You can find more information about the BadgerCare program in several different ways. Contact the State of Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance to request more information about the BadgerCare program, or check out the Web site to read about it. You can also obtain information about the BadgerCare program by contacting your local Certifying Tribal Agency or social or human services department. Want to get right to the point? Call 800-363-3002.