Medicare/Medicaid at 50: A County by County Breakdown

In the 50 years since launch of Medicare/Medicaid, over 1 million Wisconsinites covered by Medicare, over 1 million covered by Medicaid

July 30th marks the 50th Anniversary of both Medicare and Medicaid. Citizen Action of Wisconsin today released a county breakdown of the impact of Medicare/Medicaid in Wisconsin communities.

 

County Medicaid Medicare
STATEWIDE 1,080,546 residents 1,042,813 residents
Adams 4,689 6,339
Ashland 711 3,753
Barron 10,315 10,984
Bayfield 403 4,229
Brown 43,461 39,712
Buffalo 274 3,112
Burnett 3,637 4,894
Calumet 4,617 7,117
Chippewa 12,009 12,160
Clark 827 6,532
Columbia 7,658 11,158
Crawford 3,254 4,094
Dane 68,243 69,803
Dodge 11,190 16,192
Door 4,305 8,269
Douglas 9,206 9,121
Dunn 7,532 8,092
Eau Claire 18,845 17,776
Florence 138 1,307
Fond du Lac 15,361 19,601
Forest 360 2,603
Grant 7,943 10,017
Green 5,919 7,073
Green Lake 3,112 4,652
Iowa 3,655 4,474
Iron 188 1,988
Jackson 690 4,254
Jefferson 12,589 14,933
Juneau 4,605 6,197
Kenosha 36,091 26,153
Kewaunee 2,895 4,146
La Crosse 48,195 20,144
Lafayette 2,878 3,237
Langlade 4,957 5,264
Lincoln 785 6,967
Manitowoc 12,660 17,729
Marathon 23,683 24,382
Marinette 8,810 11,134
Marquette 3,068 4,299
Menominee 2,291 779
Milwaukee 317,051 150,340
Monroe 1,106 8,183
Oconto 6,162 8,397
Oneida 6,624 10,688
Outagamie 24,157 28,346
Ozaukee 6,494 16,925
Pepin 170 2,017
Pierce 4,783 6,166
Polk 7,885 9,510
Portage 10,829 12,038
Price 451 3,948
Racine 42,418 36,196
Richland 4,455 3,774
Rock 35,996 29,971
Rusk 482 3,834
Sauk 10,061 12,305
Sawyer 572 4,954
Shawano 7,352 9,497
Sheboygan 18,956 21,882
St. Croix 9,493 11,693
Taylor 467 3,870
Trempealeau 591 5,853
Vernon 709 6,491
Vilas 598 7,934
Walworth 17,249 18,026
Washburn 3,959 4,858
Washington 12,752 23,184
Waukesha 31,393 73,083
Waupaca 9,093 12,165
Waushara 4,654 6,284
Winnebago 26,530 29,383
Wood 45,005 16,348

Note: Some residents are “dual eligible” and are covered by both Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare data source: Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Aged and Disabled by State and County

Medicaid data Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Service, Members by County/Tribe for Each Month and Year, June 2015

 

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