Wisconsin has received two grant awards to build its Affordable Insurance Exchange. This includes a Planning Grant and an Early Innovator Grant.
Summaries of Wisconsin’s applications for each grant are provided below:
Grantee: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Award Amount: $37,757,266
Wisconsin anticipates that the health insurance exchange will help drive improvements in the delivery of affordable, quality care for up to 160,000 individuals in the non-group market, one million employees of small businesses, and 770,000 participants in the BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid programs, representing nearly 35% of the state’s population. Wisconsin’s proposal envisions a single, intuitive portal through which residents can access subsidized and non-subsidized health care and other state-based programs (e.g. Medicaid, CHIP, child care). The Exchange will integrate across health and human services programs to promote efficiency and lower overall administrative cost.
Awarded September 30, 2010
Administrator: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Amount Awarded: $999,873