Walker’s Version of Health Care Reform is Expensive
“Jon Peacock argued that Wisconsin’s insurance premiums on the exchange were likely higher because the former BadgerCare consumers who are joining the exchanges are typically less healthy and more expensive to insure.
‘There’s adverse selection in that group,’ Peacock said on the conference call. “They are exempt from the individual mandate because of their income level. They don’t have to sign up. The sicker people in that group do. The healthier people in that group don’t.'”