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Impact of Medicaid Premium Reforms (PDF, 138 KB)
BadgerCare Plus Reforms Delayed Three Months Until April 1, 2014 Governor Walker has called for a special session of the legislature to take up legislation that would allow individuals currently enrolled in BadgerCare Plus more time to enroll in a health care plan through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, also called the Exchange. As a result, the BadgerCare Plus changes that were slated to be implemented on January 1, 2014 are not scheduled to take effect until April 1, 2014.
Wisconsin Health Care Options in 2014 Beginning in April 2014, all Wisconsin residents will have access to affordable health insurance. Some individuals and families will get health care through Wisconsin's public health care program, BadgerCare Plus, while others will purchase it through the private market, their employer, or through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
Letters to be Mailed to BadgerCare Plus Members and Individuals Regarding Health Care Options in 2014 In late September, the Department of Health Services began sending letters to current BadgerCare Plus members, including individuals on the Core Plan Wait list, letting them know about changes in their eligibility for BadgerCare Plus due to changes in state law.
"Redesigning Wisconsin’s Dementia Care System: A Stakeholder Summit” In early October, the Department of Health Services and The Johnson Foundation co-hosted a Dementia Care Stakeholder Summit to identify ways in which the Department and its partners can work together to improve services for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Summit participants identified six top priorities for prompt intervention by the Department. These priorities can be found in the Department’s Summit report (PDF, 1.3 MB), “Redesigning Wisconsin’s Dementia Care System: a Stakeholder Summit.”
Find housing that fits your needs Do you need a place without stairs? Would you prefer a home with easy access to health care, shopping, and work? Wisconsin Housing Search can help you find what you need.
December 8-14 is National Influenza Vaccination Week If you haven’t done it yet, this week is a perfect opportunity to get your flu shot and urge others to do the same. Use this link to find your nearest flu vaccine clinic and to learn more about flu and the influenza vaccine.
Department of Health Services Priority Initiatives
Governor's DHS Budget Recommendations (PDF, 823 KB)