OLVH Partners with Public Health to offer BadgerCare Plus enrollment May 4 and 18

Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley is partnering with the Chippewa County Public Health Department to promote enrollment in BadgerCare Plus, Wisconsin’s health insurance program designed to fill the gap between Medicaid coverage and private insurance by expanding Medicaid coverage to children and adults in uninsured families.

Sessions will take place:

Monday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
Monday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Enrollment will take place by appointment in the OLVH 2nd floor conference room.

To schedule an appointment, or for a list of what to bring, call Rose Marsh at (715) 726-7900 or (800) 400-3678, ext 2132.

According to Jill Pollert, BSW, OLVH Community Link Coordinator, “As a rural community, our area families may have difficulty getting to their County Human Services office to apply for BadgerCare Plus, Food Share, and other programs. Many families who do not have health insurance go without needed medical care, or wait until their health needs become severe before they will seek care. We hope that this partnership will enable us to help those families who may have time constraints or transportation issues which could keep them from getting BadgerCare Plus coverage and the health care they need.”

Wisconsin’s goals for BadgerCare Plus are:

To make sure that every child in Wisconsin has access to affordable health insurance
To expand health insurance coverage and provide enhanced benefits to more pregnant women
To provide health insurance to more parents and caretaker relatives
To make it easier to enroll in health insurance coverage
To ensure that 98 percent of Wisconsin residents have access to quality, affordable health care
Eligibility for BadgerCare Plus:

All children under age 19, regardless of income.
Pregnant women with incomes up to 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Parents and relatives caring for a child up to 200% of the FPL.
Young adults in foster care who turn 18 on or after January 1, 2008, will automatically be able to get BadgerCare Plus until they turn 21, regardless of income.
Farm families and other families who are self-employed may be eligible under BadgerCare Plus if their income is under 200% of the FPL. BadgerCare Plus has a new way of counting depreciation which will help more families enroll.
Parents whose child/children are in foster care and have a reunification plan in place may be eligible for BadgerCare Plus if their income is below 200% of the federal poverty level.
You must live in Wisconsin.
You must provide proof of citizenship and identity.
If you are currently insured, you might still be eligible. In some cases, the state may pay your monthly premium so you can keep your other insurance.
For additional information, or for an appointment and a list of what to bring, call Rose Marsh at (715) 726-7900 or (800) 400-3678, ext 2132.


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