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Impact of Medicaid Premium Reforms (PDF, 138 KB)
BadgerCare Plus Reforms Delayed Three Months Until April 1, 2014 On December 20, 2013, Governor Walker signed Special Session Assembly Bill 1 into law. This bill allows individuals currently enrolled in BadgerCare Plus who do not meet the new program rules more time to purchase private health insurance through the federal health insurance Marketplace. As a result, most of 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.
Welcome to winter Wisconsin has already had its share of snow and cold before the winter season becomes official. Get tips on how to safely heat your home, prevent frostbite and hypothermia, and what to keep in your car in case you get stranded on the road. You can also learn how to safely enjoy winter activities from sledding to skating.
Department of Health Services Priority Initiatives
Governor's DHS Budget Recommendations (PDF, 823 KB)