Milwaukee County Leaders Disagree Over Extent of Help Needed to Enroll People in Health Exchange

Sep 20, 2013

Milwaukee County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic wants the county to spend $1.1 million, helping people enroll in the new federal health care exchange.

County leaders are deciding how much to commit to help residents enroll in the new federal health care marketplace

Starting in October, people can sign up for coverage. Dimitrijevic says thousands of Milwaukee residents need it.

Several county leaders say her plan is unnecessary because other outreach is in the works, but she perceives a shortage of help.

The board will consider her plan, the week of Sept. 23.