How the ACA Made WI Health Care Affordable
When the Affordable Care Act (also referred to as Obamacare or the ACA) was passed in 2010, new healthcare laws were introduced to help make affordable health plans more accessible to families across the nation,1 including Wisconsin.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, out of 185,652 residents enrolled in a WI health insurance marketplace plan, 87% (161,942) of them received some financial assistance with their coverage premiums. Over one-third of Wisconsin enrollees (38%) also received cost-sharing reductions that lowered their out-of-pocket costs.2
Of the many benefits that helped Wisconsin residents was the introduction of the four levels of coverage, or "metal levels," that determine how much coverage you receive from your health insurance provider based on how much you may be paying in monthly premiums.3
These four levels of coverage on the healthcare insurance marketplace include:3
- Bronze: 60% covered by your health insurance provider, 40% covered by you.
- Silver: 70% covered by your health insurance provider, 30% covered by you.
- Gold: 80% covered by your health insurance provider, 20% covered by you.
- Platinum: 90% covered by your health insurance provider, 10% covered by you.
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1.Heathcare.gov. Retrieved from https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act/. Accessed January 11, 2021.
2.Kaiser Family Foundation. 2021. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/effectuated-marketplace-enrollment-and-financial-assistance/
3.Healthcare.gov. Retrieved from https://www.healthcare.gov/choose-a-plan/plans-categories/. Accessed January 11, 2021.