Childless Adults Can Apply for Insurance Benefit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Low-income adults who don't have children can now apply to receive health insurance under an expanded state program.

Gov. Jim Doyle says applications are being accepted online at www.badgercareplus.org.

Benefits start on July 15 and will cover basic health care services, including primary care and generic drugs.

To qualify the person must be a Wisconsin resident, have no dependent children living with him or her, and earn less than $1,805 per month, or $2,428 for a married couple.

An applicant also must not currently have health insurance or have had access to insurance offered by an employer in the past 12 months.

The governor says the plan will provide an insurance option for up to 40,000 people.


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