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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.

As Wisconsin people can begin shopping on the new health care insurance exchange on Oct. 1, here are answers to some questions with Jackie Garner of U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Q: Who needs to pay attention to this inaugural enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act?

'Scary' CT Scans Get Kid-Friendly Makeover

Sep 25, 2013
GE Healthcare

Anyone whose gotten a CT scan knows how disconcerting the process can be. The machines might do excellent diagnostic work, but they also frighten many young patients.

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.

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.

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

Dr. Robert Carlier, Dr. Frederic Colas, CHU Raymond Poincaré in France

The Green Bay Packers’ season begins with a Sunday afternoon struggle against the San Francisco 49ers.  But the struggle is a different one for players who have sustained head injuries.

Taking the Pulse of Heart Failure

Sep 4, 2013
Robert Swatski/Flickr

As heart disease remains leading cause of death for men and women across the country, increasingly more people are suffering from heart failure.

In cities across the country on Monday, people gathered in celebration of Women’s Equality Day. This year, the day marked 93 years since women were given the right to vote.

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.

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