Feds can learn from Wisconsin on health care

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Daniel Burkwald discussed health care reform for the Biztimes. He asks whether a serious overhaul is needed if 70 percent of people who get health care through their employers rate their care as either “good or excellent.” Well, that is a misleading statistic because it only includes those lucky enough to have care. Moreover, he seems to imply that the plan before Congress is radical, rather than simply an extension of additional benefits to some of the most unfortunate in society. But he did get something right:

“The State of Wisconsin has programs that have demonstrated they can work, including BadgerCare, BadgerCare Plus, Senior Care and HIRSP (Health Insurance Risk Sharing Pool which offers health care to residents who are unable to find adequate health insurance coverage in the private market due to their medical conditions or who have lost their employer-sponsored group health insurance).”

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