- What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a state funded insurance that that provides coverage to low income families, pregnant women, newborns, and children that may not be able to afford to purchase their own care.
- Who is eligible for Medicaid?
The following groups are eligible for Wisconsin Medicaid:
- Children 0 - 18 years and pregnant women with household incomes less than 300% of the Federal Poverty line;
- Adults with household incomes less than 100% of the Federal Poverty line;
- Aged, blind or disabled.
- How do I find out if I am eligible for Medicaid?
To find out if you are eligible for Medicaid, you must fill out an application for Medicaid or CHIP. You may fill out an application at any time of the year. See more on Medicaid.
- Will Medicaid cover my children?
Your household income level will determine if your child or children can be covered by Medicaid.
- What is CHIP?
CHIP is a program that supports children in families that cannot afford private health insurance, but whose household income is too high to qualify for Medicaid.
- Can I use Medicaid to satisfy the health insurance requirement?
Yes, Medicaid will satisfy the health insurance requirement for the covered individuals.
- What information and documents should I have when I'm signing up for Medicaid?
Depending on the Medicaid Part you are applying for you may need the following: identification documentation, Social Security documentation, proof you live in Wisconsin, proof of income, proof of medical costs, and bank account information.
- What is BadgerCare?
BadgerCare is the Medicaid option for pregnant women, newborns, and children that provides the majority of the coverage for Wisconsin residents that qualify for Medicaid.
- How does Obamacare work with Medicaid?
Medicare has expanded its coverage with the Affordable Care Act to include more wellness visits, health screenings, and other preventive care services.