Cost, Coverage, & Access
Coverage and Access
Evaluation of BadgerCare Core Plan for Adults without Dependent Children (“Childless Adults”)
Evaluation of Wisconsin’s BadgerCare Plus Health Care Coverage Program
Final Reports, December 2010
The UW Population Health Institute is evaluating Wisconsin's
BadgerCare Plus health insurance reform, in partnership with
the Wisconsin Department of Health Services BadgerCare Plus, Wisconsin's Medicaid and SCHIP expansion, is Governor
Doyle's strategy for extending access to health insurance for most Wisconsin children and many low and middle income
families. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded the UW Population Health Institute a grant under its
State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) initiative. This funding
supports a study of BadgerCare Plus enrollment, efficiency, and churning of covered members. UW was one of 15 national
grantees that competed from a field of over 60 applicants to the SHARE funding initiative.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services also supports two additional components of investigation:
Measuring take – up rates within various populations and the effect of BadgerCare Plus on crowd-out in the
private employer-sponsored insurance market; and
Evaluation of the Core Plan for Adults without Dependent
Children, including the utility of the health needs assessment and the utilization by program enrollees.
The Institute is now conducting this evaluation under Wisconsin’s
State Health Access Program (SHAP) award from
The UW team includes
Publications & Presentations
Deleire T, et al. Expanding Coverage
to Uninsured Childless Adults: Effect on the Use of Health Care. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. June 25, 2012.
T, Leininger L, Dague L, Mok S, Friedsam D. 2012. Wisconsin’s Experience with Medicaid Auto-Enrollment: Lessons
for Other States. Medicare & Medicaid Research Review. Vol 2 (2): E1-E20.
Academy Health Annual
Research Meeting, Tuesday, June 14, 2011
An Analysis of Wisconsin’s ACCESS Online Application for BadgerCare Plus
Online Application for Medicaid and BadgerCare: How
Efficient Relative to Other Application Venues?
UW Population Health Issue Brief, May 2011, Vol 10(2).
Estimates of Crowd-Out from a Public Health Insurance
Expansion Using Administrative Data. NBER Working Paper No. 17009. Issued in May 2011.