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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 10:09 AM

wisconsin has a higher percentage of eligible people enrolled in ACA than illinois?

certainly seems that way....

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/obamacare-enrollment-map-data

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Reply wisconsin has a higher percentage of eligible people enrolled in ACA than illinois? (Original post)
madrchsod Dec 2013 OP
Jackpine Radical Dec 2013 #1
madrchsod Dec 2013 #3
IllinoisBirdWatcher Dec 2013 #2

Response to madrchsod (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 10:14 AM

1. That may be due to differences between the 2 states

in the definition of "eligible."

The Wanker people found ways to throw about 80,000 people off eligibility for Badgercare, and I don't know whether that action impacts the size of the ACA Eligible pool.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 02:06 PM

3. did`t think of that...thanks

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Response to madrchsod (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 10:41 AM

2. Because Walker REJECTED Medicaid expansion

the pool of eligible people is smaller and thus the percentage covered is higher.

From NPR:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is one of 25 Republican governors who are rejecting the health law's expansion of Medicaid. But Wisconsin's own Medicaid program, known as BadgerCare, is more generous than that of many states, and now Walker wants to transfer many people out of BadgerCare and into the insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act...

At the same time, Walker announced that the state for 77,000 people who have incomes above the poverty line...

Now the governor wants to roll BadgerCare eligibility back to 100 percent of the poverty line, and put everyone making between 100 percent and 200 percent a range of $11,490 to $22,980 for a single person into private subsidized coverage that they buy on the new marketplace.




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