Affordable Care Act

According to the U.S. Dept. of Health Services, the mid-level health insurance plan here will cost $361 a month compared with the national average of $328.

The future management of the Milwaukee Country Transit system is still in flux.  The for-profit Dallas-based MV Transportation emerged as the leading bidder in the process. 

Thirteen companies will sell health insurance to individuals, while nine will sell plans to businesses. People and groups can enroll, starting Oct. 1.

On October first, Americans can begin enrolling in health insurance plans on the new federal exchange. Consumer advocates expect criminals to mislead people.

Everyone in Wisconsin will have at least two choices of health insurance providers in the new federal marketplace, according to Citizen Action of Wisconsin.

State Medicaid Director Brett Davis says a letter will go out Sept. 23, to adult participants with incomes exceeding 100% of the federal poverty level.

The Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner's office has okayed the participation of 13 insurance companies in the new federal marketplace. Now they need federal approval.

With big health care changes looming on the state and federal levels, Milwaukee's free clinics are bracing for confusion and to be needed, like never before, even though supporters of each change say it's designed to serve the most vulnerable.

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A divide between the insured and the poor may be opening up in the cost of services for domestic abuse victims.

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With the largest portion of the healthcare reform bill not set to go into law until next year, new research indicates the law is already having an impact on one population.

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