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Health & Science
1:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Groups Rally to Boost Local Healthcare Enrollment Despite Troubled Website

Visitors to a health insurance fair in Milwaukee were screened to determine eligibility for Medicaid or the private marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.

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

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Wed October 23, 2013

State Encourages Healthcare Exchange Enrollment by Phone, Mail

The federal online healthcare exchange has experienced problems since its debut earlier this month.

President Obama has promised a “tech surge” to fix the problems with the online healthcare exchange. Time to enroll in the exchange is shrinking for thousands of Wisconsin adults who will lose their Medicaid coverage in January. Gov. Walker rejected federal money to expand Medicaid here, so in 2014, the state program will drop all adults living above the poverty level. Instead, his administration will refer them to the exchange. Claire Smith is a spokesperson for the state Department of Health Services.

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