Wisconsin has one of the best percentages of Health Insurance coverage across the nation, despite having an extremely low public health funding. With 91.5% of residents having Health Insurance coverage, Health care is highly accessible to the residents of this state, and it has been this way for a while now. This year, with barely 8.5% of residents uninsured, Health Care is extremely available and most residents of this state will be able to obtain primary service in case of a medical emergency.
The percentage of employers offering health insurance to employees is very good as well, with almost 6 out of 10 employers in the state offering health Insurance plans and 80% of those workers taking this plans. These percentages have both been increasing consistently for the past five years, and are a big part of Wisconsin’s success when it comes to health insurance coverage.
Wisconsin, despite having the second lowest funding in the nation in terms of Public Health has managed to work tremendously well with the resources it has. This state has a very high rate of primary care physicians with 12 physicians per 10,000 residents, and a very low number of preventable hospitalizations. These two indicators show that public health funding is used as it should, and it provides adequate and available Health Care for the residents of this state. Over 92% of residents have access to Health Care if needed, and Federally Qualified Health Centers also relieve some of the load of patients serve, as they serve 10.6% of residents in Wisconsin under the 200% FPL.
If you’re a Wisconsin resident looking for Health Insurance, we suggest you visiting the site of the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance in Wisconsin. They are the ones in charge providing information to Wisconsin residents about companies and agents authorized to sell Health Insurance in the state, as well as recent publications and law changes regarding Health Insurance in this state.