Governor Evers reiterated his commitment to making health care accessible for all and supporting a strong and competitive insurance industry. This biennial budget makes historic investments that will expand access to health care, keep our streets and communities safe, and support Wisconsin’s thriving insurance industry.
Wisconsin’s insurance market has grown, so Governor Evers has proposed adding a few new positions at OCI so we can continue to efficiently regulate insurance companies and agents.
Governor Evers’ budget plan would cap copays for life-saving insulin, strengthen consumer protections, and establish a new watchdog to oversee the pharmaceutical industry.
A state-based marketplace would mean that decisions about when and how Wisconsinites can sign up for health insurance are made here at home, based on the needs of Wisconsinites.
The Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan helps keep health insurance premiums affordable stabilize the private health insurance market. The Governor has proposed fully funding this important program.
Committed to Making Healthcare Accessible for All
Commissioner Nathan Houdek released the following statement in support of the Governor's budget:
"With the introduction of his 2023-25 executive budget, Governor Evers has reiterated his commitment to making health care accessible for everyone in Wisconsin. His holistic approach to addressing mental health care challenges and expanding access to affordable prescription drugs will help ensure that more Wisconsinites can get the care they need.
I appreciate Governor Evers’ support for the important work that we do at OCI, and I look forward to continuing to work with the Legislature and our stakeholder partners to protect and educate consumers while strengthening Wisconsin’s thriving insurance industry.”