If you have BadgerCare, you'll want to check your mailbox. Nearly 100,000 people in Wisconsin are getting letters this week, saying they may lose their coverage.
BadgerCare covers adults with children under 19 in households with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty threshold, or just over $47,000 for a family of four. But a change in the state law means new requirements for coverage.
"Individuals currently on BadgerCare, taking care of their children, or niece of nephew," explains Jane Huebsch, support programs manager with Marathon County Social Services, "they will now have to meet an income level of 100% of the poverty level in order to be eligible for BadgerCare."
Huebsch said people need to know children already on BadgerCare will not lose coverage, it only affects adults. About 1,400 people in Marathon County alone are expected to get those letters.
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