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The State of Wisconsin has a medical health care reimbursement program that was implemented by the former Governor of Wisconsin; Tommy Thompson. The program became active in July 1999. The goal for this program is to give medical health care protection to the people of Wisconsin who had employers that didn’t provide health insurance or employees who made too much money to enroll in Medicaid.

The anticipated target coverage area for Wisconsin’s BadgerCare Health Program is
at least  750,000 residents, including 23,000 children. The Department of Health and Family Services will allow families to qualify for BadgerCare only if they make up to
185 % of the federal poverty level, but not low enough to qualify for federal Medicare Assistance.

The following people may be eligible 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 with incomes up to 200% of the FPL, which
is $36,620 for a family of three.

* Young adults in foster care who turn 18 will automatically be able to get BadgerCare
Plus until they turn 21, regardless of income.

* Farm families and other self-employed families may be eligible for 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 who have a reunification plan in
place may be eligible for BadgerCare Plus if their income is below 200% of the
federal poverty level.

For more information about Wisconsin’s BadgerCare health insurance program and other medical health insurance programs, please contact East Coast Health Insurance
at: 888-803-5917. You’ll be glad you did.