Coverage

Goal:  Secure and retain adequate and affordable health insurance for low income individuals

Coverage 2003-2015 graphicMarch, 2016 saw the close of the third annual open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. Since 2013, Partnership members, through the Milwaukee Enrollment Network (MKEN), have worked together to significantly reduce the rates of uninsurance and increase enrollment in BadgerCare Plus among childless adults.

Capping the MKEN’s 2015 – 2016 Accomplishments, was a visit from President Obama on March 3, 2016, to congratulate Milwaukee for securing a first place will among 20 metropolitan areas competing to sign up the most new Marketplace enrollees in the White House Healthy Communities Challenge!

Milwaukee’s health systems recognize that collectively, we have the opportunity to build on our patient relationships throughout Milwaukee County by reaching out to the most vulnerable and supporting them in getting health insurance.  Since 2013, we’ve taken a collaborative approach to share best practices, offer our Certified Application Counselors to staff community enrollment events and media drives, and partner with MKEN member organizations.

Elizabeth Cliffe Kucharski, Director, Government Relations and Advocacy
Ascension Wisconsin – Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

By the Numbers

  • 38,242

    Milwaukee County residents chose a Marketplace plan in the third enrollment period.

    Source: MKEN Coverage Dashboard

  • 312,211

    Milwaukee County residents
    covered by
    Medicaid.

    Source: MKEN Coverage Dashboard

  • 35

    Organizations
    provide enrollment assistance at more than 64 locations
    in Milwaukee County.