Medicaid/BadgerCare Expansion Better for Addressing Opioid Crisis Report
New report shows anti-opioid medications much more affordable for those with BadgerCare coverage than marketplace health insurance
Taking federal Medicaid dollars to expand BadgerCare would remove financial barriers to opioid treatment
The report shows that out-of-pocket costs for anti-opioid medications are often unaffordable on the private health insurance marketplace, costing as much as 72 times more than they do for BadgerCare enrollees. The report provides an additional critical policy consideration for lawmakers to weigh as they deliberate over the Governor’s proposal to accept federal Medicaid dollars to expand BadgerCare.