WCCF Blog Examines Health Insurance Trends and Rebuts Misperceptions

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 12:11 AM by

A new post on the WCCF blog examines the trends in private and public insurance in Wisconsin over the last decade and particularly during 2008 and 2009. It pulls together the findings from a report issued Tuesday by the Economic Policy Institute and other Census Bureau data, as well as a September Kaiser Commission report that drew attention to the very large increase in Medicaid participation in Wisconsin.

Notwithstanding the rapid growth in BadgerCare Plus since the end of 2007, our analysis shows that participation in Wisconsin’s Medicaid-related programs is not out of line with other states, and Wisconsin is still well above the national average in the portion of non-elderly residents with employer-sponsored insurance.

Read more here.

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