Do you have questions about how healthcare reform affects you? UW Health will help you connect to information and resources.
For some people, such as those with employer-based insurance, there may be few or no changes. For people who do not have insurance or whose insurance is changing, new programs create new insurance options.
The first step to find out is to visit healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596. The website or call center can help you understand if you might be able to get health insurance through government programs (in Wisconsin, like BadgerCare) or through private insurance purchased through the insurance "Marketplace."
News (Dec. 23, 2013): Changes to BadgerCare Plus and the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan have been delayed for three months from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014. People currently on BadgerCare Plus and the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan will keep their insurance until March 31, 2014.
For more information: Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Health Care Options in 2014
Five Things to Know
UW Health has partnered with United Way of Dane County to fund a new program called HealthConnect, which will link people with lower incomes who live in Dane County to health insurance by providing financial assistance with their premium when they purchase insurance through the Marketplace. This program is supported through a $2 million dollar contribution from UW Health.
For health care consumers, including UW Health patients: