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 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."


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Getting Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act: English (pdf) | En Español (pdf)




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.

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For health care consumers, including UW Health patients:

  • Visit or call 1-800-318-2596
  • In Wisconsin, call 2-1-1