Having health insurance can be key to gaining access to complete health care. Without it, it is harder to get care, and you may be burdened with large medical bills.
If you can get good, affordable coverage through your job or spouse's job, you should take it. If you don't, you may not be eligible for certain other options.
If you are under 26 years old, you can stay on your parent's insurance. You might also be eligible for BadgerCare Plus or your own Marketplace plan that would save money.
Low-Income Citizens and Immigrants: BadgerCare Plus
BadgerCare Plus is Medicaid for low income citizens and qualified immigrants, up to age 65. Children and pregnant women are eligible at higher income levels. To find out if anyone in your family is eligible and to apply at any time, go to ACCESS.
Marketplace Insurance Plans
(Also known as Obamacare, Healthcare.gov, or Affordable Care Act)
Open enrollment starts November 1, 2021 and is open through January 15, 2022.