Badgercare health insurance is only available to individuals and/or families that meet certain requirements in the state of Wisconsin. Originally Badgercare was a health care reimbursement program created by our Governor Tommy Thompson on July 1st of 1999 to provide medical insurance to residents who made to much money to be covered under Medicaid and who's existing employer didn't provide a health insurance plan. Enrolling children and parents in the Wisconsin Badgercare program can be a painstaking event which is why it's important to discuss your options and the requirements with a licensed health insurance agent.
Although you may not be required to pay any health insurance premiums if you qualify for the Badgercare program, WIHIN recommends that you complete our Plan Finder to discuss Badgercare and other health insurance options to fully understand your situation and the choices you may have. The program itself was altered in 2008 to Badgercare+, a more complex program that greatly expands the original scope of coverage originally implemented by Governor Tommy Thompson. It is designed so that a great many, if not all, of the children have access to healthcare in Wisconsin. It has also been approved to expand to cover childless adults and by completing your request for information, a licensed health insurance agent will review your request and assistance may be offered/recommended to better assist you in the enrollment process.
A few highlights of the Badgercare program as of 10/2011:
To determine eligibility click here