Affordable Care Act

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Gov. Walker is asking the Legislature for three more months. He wants to extend the state’s timeline for moving people off BadgerCare and into the federal government’s new private marketplace.

Gov. Walker's initial plan was to withdraw coverage from adults earning more than the poverty level and to refer them to the new federal exchange to buy private coverage.

Problems with the federally run website, healthcare.gov, have dragged down enrollment in the exchanges, including here in Wisconsin. 

Wisconsin plans to drop 77,000 people from BadgerCare on Dec. 31, but problems plague the new federal exchange, where they're supposed to go for health insurance.

Paper applications are headed to the people Wisconsin is dropping from BadgerCare, to help them sign up for the new federal exchange.

MCTS

If you’ve seen a Milwaukee County bus lately, you may have noticed a new digital message on the front. It alternates with the one telling you where the bus is headed.

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The Obama Administration is taking heat for early glitches in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, largely as a result of problems with the website, healthcare.gov.

It has been difficult for people in Milwaukee to sign up for health coverage on the new exchange.

Consumers and advocates reported widespread problems on the opening day of Wisconsin’s new health care exchange.

People across the country in need of health insurance have new options starting Tuesday. In Milwaukee, there is a new health insurance player.

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