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Children with public health insurance in Wisconsin

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Why This Indicator Matters

BadgerCare and the closely related Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide crucial health care access for low-income children and pregnant women.
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Definition and Source



These data represent the number and percent of people under age 19 with public health insurance. Public health insurance includes the federal programs Medicaid, Medicare, and Veteran's Health Administration health care; the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); and individual state plans. Having public and private coverage are not mutually exclusive. These data are five-year averages. 

These data may have been influenced by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, starting in 2020.

Data Source

These data are five-year estimates from the American Community Survey, Table B27003, Public Health Insurance Status by Sex by Age.

Last Updated

December 2023