The U.S. is inching closer to the Affordable Care Act. On October 1, people can begin signing up for health insurance plans on the new federal exchange. One goal of the law is to help make health care more affordable.
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.
Wisconsin has asked for permission from the federal government to change its health care program for the poor – BadgerCare Plus. Wednesday, leaders will hold the first of three town hall meetings to explain the changes.