Politifact: Is Wisconsin a Top 10 state for health care coverage? TRUE

In a Twitter spat with Sen Bernie Sanders, Scott Walker said "Under Democrat control of the state, WI had a waiting list for healthcare coverage under Medicaid. I eliminated the waiting list and everyone living in poverty is now covered, WI is a Top 10 state for healthcare coverage." Politifact compiled data from Kaiser Family Foundation , U.S. News & World Report health care ranking , Commonwealth Fund , and SmartAsset

Politifact ruling

Walker said Wisconsin is a Top 10 state for health care coverage.

The latest raw data on percentage covered shows 95% of Wisconsin residents have health insurance, which is tied for sixth-best in the country.

Two other prominent national rankings list Wisconsin eighth and 11th in combined metrics that examine coverage and healthcare access.

We rate Walker’s claim True.

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