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Racine residents shopping for individual and family insurance will have access to plans through Children’s Community Health Plan, an affiliate of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

The company plans to offer the insurance on an off of the Marketplace under the name Together with Children’s Community Health Plan starting in 2017.

The insurance will also be offered to residents living in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.

“Our data shows that individuals and families enrolled in our health plan have better health outcomes,” said Mark Rakowski, vice president of Children’s Community Health Plan. “From lower premature birth rates to better management of diabetes, we are focused on supporting our members with programs that improve their health and well-being.”

People insured under the police will have access to 60 percent of health care providers in southeastern Wisconsin. The network includes: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Ascension Wisconsin (Columbia St. Mary’s and Wheaton Franciscan), Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, and United Hospital System.

Over 130,000 people are insured on the Children’s Community Health Plan through BadgerCare. Rates for the plan — which include levels — are expected to be published Nov. 1.

“As a Wisconsin-based health plan, we know the community and are dedicated to helping individuals and families get and stay well,” Rakowski said. “We are excited to expand that work and support even more families.”


Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.