Audio file of radio address.

Lt. Gov. Barnes today delivered the Democratic Radio Address encouraging Wisconsinites who have recently lost their health insurance to get free help at, a project of the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.

No one should have to worry about how to pay for their healthcare during a pandemic.

If you’ve recently lost your health insurance, your job, or had your hours cut, you may be able to get a new health insurance plan or enroll in the state’s BadgerCare Plus program.

If you had insurance through your job, your employer is required to offer you the option to continue that coverage under a federal program called COBRA. But there may be other, more affordable options available to you.

The good news is this: there is free, expert help available now online or by phone.

Visit for a list of options or just call 2-1-1.

It’s important not to wait. If you’ve lost your job, had your income reduced, or lost your insurance, you may only have 60 days to find a new plan.

We know losing your health insurance can be scary but you’re not alone. Visit or call 2-1-1 for free help today.

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