Adequate and affordable health insurance coverage is the gateway to health care access, and improving the health of individuals and our community.
While the Affordable Care Act holds promise for greater health care coverage and reducing the uninsured rate, complex eligibility and enrollment processes call for a community-wide plan to help individuals understand, buy and keep health care coverage.
With more than 30% of Milwaukee County residents eligible for Medicaid (BadgerCare Plus), and tens of thousands eligible for subsidies in the health insurance Marketplace, members of the Milwaukee Enrollment Network (MKEN) are working together to facilitate consumer outreach and education, and provide enrollment assistance to residents in our community.
MKEN is a consortium of more than 100 organizations supporting the enrollment of eligible individuals in public or private insurance with a focus on low-income, vulnerable populations. It is co-convened by Covering Kids & Families the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
• Facilitate consumer and mobilizer outreach and education
• Build the capacity and capability of the enrollment assister workforce and infrastructure
• Support insurance take-up and retention
• Measure and monitor coverage and enrollment processes and outcomes.