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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.

In 10 months, the Affordable Care Act moves into full force.

Kenneth Munson, regional director of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, says starting in October, Wisconsin residents can enroll in the state’s health insurance exchange or marketplace. Gov. Walker opted not to create it, so the federal government is doing the job.

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Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday that Wisconsin will not create its own health insurance exchange, as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. Walker says he will leave the responsibility to the federal government.

Update: Gov. Walker announces that Wisconsin will not create its own health insurance exchange.

Gov. Scott Walker has until Friday Nov. 16 to announce whether Wisconsin will create its own health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act. If the state refuses, the federal government will create Wisconsin's exchange.

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Governor Walker will announce his decision Friday, as to whether Wisconsin will create a state-run health insurance exchange or rely on the federal government to develop a plan.

WUWM inquired about Kentucky’s plan – that state is months ahead in planning its exchange.

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