Affordable Strategies to Cover the Uninsured: Policy Approaches from Other States

fis24_240x240Wisconsin citizens ranked health care as one of the state’s top two issues in a recent UW poll. For CEOs and business owners in northeastern Wisconsin, health insurance tied as the top challenge they face.
Despite public and private efforts to expand insurance coverage, Wisconsin’s uninsured rate—4% to 5% of residents—has not changed over the last decade. However, Census data reveals a shift in insurance providers. Between 2000 and 2005, employer coverage fell from 79% to 71% for Wisconsin residents under age 65, while Medicaid coverage rose from 8% to 13%. This seminar will cover what policies other states are using to bring people into coverage, and how to avoid a legal challenge under federal ERISA law.

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