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Wisconsin Medicaid for the Elderly, Blind or Disabled


Wisconsin’s ForwardHealth Medicaid plans for Elderly, Blind or Disabled provide health care for those who are:

  • Age 65 or older, blind or disabled,

  • With family income at or below the monthly program limit, and

  • Who are United States citizens or legal immigrants.

The Medicaid plan you are enrolled in depends on your income, assets, and type of care you need.

Community Waivers help elderly, blind or disabled people live in their own homes or in the community, rather than a state institution or a nursing home.

Family Care is a long term care program for groups who are elderly, people with physical disabilities or with developmental disabilities.

Medicaid Purchase Plan provides health care for people with disabilities who work.

Medicaid Deductible Plan can help if you have high medical bills and your income is over the Medicaid program income limits.

Medicare Savings Plans can help some people pay their Medicare Part A and B premiums, coinsurance and deductibles.

Tuberculosis (TB) Related Services help people who need treatment for tuberculosis. P-10022 (English, Hmong, Spanish) (PDF, 118 KB) (02/14)

Emergency Services Plan only covers medical services needed for the treatment of an emergency medical condition for documented and undocumented non-citizens.

Well Woman Medicaid Plan helps women who have been diagnosed with and are in need of treatment for breast and cervical cancer.

Income Limits — Current income limits for ForwardHealth Elderly, Blind or Disabled and Long Term Care plans.

Find Help in Your Area — or call 1-800-362-3002 to contact a Disability Benefit Specialist or Benefit Specialist at your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) or County Aging Office.

Healthy Start, Grow Smart: Baby's first year — one month at a time. This is a set of 13 booklets for new parents; one for newborns and one for each month, up to one year old.

ForwardHealth Enrollment and Benefits Handbook - April 2014 P-00079 (English) (PDF 2.6 MB)
ForwardHealth Enrollment and Benefits Handbook - November 2013 P-00079-P
(English, Spanish) (PDF 3.3 MB)
A handbook will be mailed to each family who applies for a ForwardHealth Plan.

ACCESS/Marketplace Takeaway Card — P-00555 (English, Spanish) (PDF, 540KB)

Other Health Care Programs

If you are not elderly, blind or disabled, and you are in need of health care coverage, you may be able to enroll in a BadgerCare Plus plan, including Family Planning Only Services and the BadgerCare Plus Prenatal Plan. For more information about BadgerCare Plus, go to or call 1-800-362-3002.

To see what programs you may be able to enroll in, visit and click on "Am I Eligible?" or go directly to "Apply for Benefits".

Equal Opportunities Information

Last Revised: April 11, 2014