Get Covered: The Health Insurance Marketplace
Because of the Affordable Care Act, the majority of Wisconsinites who already have insurance will have more choices and stronger coverage than ever before.
For those who don’t have insurance and for the Wisconsin families and small businesses who buy their coverage but aren’t happy with it, the online Health Insurance Marketplace will provide a new way to find health coverage that fits their needs and budgets.
Open enrollment in the Marketplace starts Oct 1, 2013 - with coverage starting as soon as Jan 1, 2014. Use the tools below to find more information and enroll:
The Health Insurance Marketplace makes it easy for Wisconsinites to compare qualified health plans, get answers to questions, find out if they're eligible for lower costs for private insurance or health programs like Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and enroll in health coverage.
Have questions? Get answers.
Talk to someone 24/7 by calling 1-800-318-2596. You can also find local help to get your questions answered and the support you need.
Better options, better value, better health, and a stronger Medicare program
It's been over three years since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law and health care reforms have already made an empowering impact on the lives of many Wisconsinites - providing better options, better value, better health and a stronger Medicare program for the people of this state.
Find out more about what the Affordable Care Act means for you:
How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of Wisconsin
“It’s been over three years since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law and health care reforms have already made an empowering impact on the lives of many Wisconsinites who are today getting better value for their dollars. As a result of moving America’s new health care law forward, insurance companies can no longer discriminate against children based on pre-existing medical conditions. Young adults can stay on their parents' insurance plans up to age 26. And seniors on Medicare receive free preventive care and lower out of pocket costs on their prescription drugs.
Competitive health insurance marketplaces for individuals and small businesses will open for enrollment beginning October 1, 2013. Uninsured families and Americans who aren’t happy with their insurance will now have better options. They’ll be able to find a plan that fits their budget in the new Health Insurance Marketplace. All plans in the Marketplace must cover an essential set of benefits, including doctor visits, prescription drugs, and mental health services. Discrimination based on gender or pre-existing conditions will be outlawed. Women can no longer be charged more for their insurance than men. And many individuals, families and small businesses will qualify for a break on the costs of their monthly premiums.
In order to fully realize the health law’s promise, elected officials from both parties need to provide leadership and put politics aside. Our state has a proud tradition of advancing health care reforms and I am committed to making sure that America’s new health care law works for Wisconsin and working across party lines to make it better. Wisconsin has always taken the path of leadership in advancing health care reforms that serve as models for the rest of the country. It’s time to seize the opportunity to take that path once again. It’s time to move health care reform forward and put progress for Wisconsin ahead of politics.”
--- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin
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As a result of Governor Scott Walker’s decision to reject an opportunity to strengthen Wisconsin’s BadgerCare program through a federal partnership, an estimated 92,000 Wisconsinites will receive letters from Walker’s administration today telling them that someone in their household will be dropped from the BadgerCare coverage they have relied on.
Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Governor Walker calling on him to take responsibility for the path he has taken and ensure that the Wisconsinites who are being kicked off of the BaderCare program are enrolled in the new health insurance marketplace built through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Posted on 09/23/13
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