LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- The state will begin mailing out letters September 23 detailing changes to its medicaid, or BadgerCare, program.
BadgerCare provides insurance to low-income families and individuals.
But changes to state law, stemming from the Governor opting to reject federal funding to expand BadgerCare to more individuals, means some people currently enrolled in BadgerCare will soon no longer be eligible.
The state will begin mailing out letters next week informing people whether they are still able to remain covered by BadgerCare or if they will have to purchase their own insurance plans through www.healthcare.gov.
"They need to read the mail, be aware of what the changes are and be aware of what's in those letters," said Greg Skemp, Gundersen Health Plan's director of sales and marketing.
"The other important date is November 20. That's when they're going to get another letter and that's the final confirmation from the state of Wisconsin telling them whether or not they're going to continue their BadgerCare coverage," he said.
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