Yes. About 41% of all births in the U.S. are financed by Medicaid, according to a 2022 report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
After people on Medicaid die, states including Wisconsin aggressively seek repayment
Wisconsin’s ‘estate recovery program’ recouped more than $31 million in the 2019 fiscal year
Is Wisconsin the only Midwest state to not accept the federal Medicaid expansion?
No. Both Wisconsin and Kansas have not adopted the federal Medicaid expansion, which expanded Medicaid coverage to those with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level.
Wave of rural nursing home closures grows amid staffing crunch
Nursing home closures largely stem from a shortage of workers. The problem could deepen as pandemic-era government assistance dries up and care facilities struggle to compete with rising wages offered by other employers.
Would 126,000 more people receive BadgerCare coverage in Wisconsin with Medicaid expansion?
No. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services estimates that about 90,000 people would become eligible for BadgerCare Plus coverage through Medicaid expansion.
Critics call Wisconsin’s Medicaid fraud crackdown ‘bullying’
The state claims tens of millions in fraud in the Medicaid program, but some home care and family planning providers say their expenses are legitimate.
Wisconsin DHS auditor retreats from $3.5 million claim against family planning clinics
In a Medicaid audit closely watched by state clinics, as well as their political allies and opponents, Inspector General Alan White reduced the amount his office is seeking in repayment for birth control by 93 percent and acknowledged the state’s own instructions had “created confusion” for some clinics.
Neighbors diverge on health care
People in Wisconsin and Minnesota living just barely above the poverty line are about to see their health care fortunes change — in opposite directions.
Wisconsin nursing homes fail to report deaths, injuries
Attorneys for families of residents say that facilities’ failure to report serious injuries or deaths related to abuse or neglect is not uncommon. Far more often, they say, the state health department only learns about a case of alleged neglect or abuse after a family member files a complaint. Advocates for health care providers stress that incidents of neglect and abuse are extremely rare, and can come to regulators’ attention in a variety of ways.
How to find nursing home inspection reports
In January, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services began publishing state inspection reports of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other health care providers on its website. Records are available from July 2012 onward.