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Special Enrollment Opens for Federal Health Insurance Marketplace

Feb 19, 2021
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Michiganders without health insurance have a rare opportunity to sign up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Report: Wisconsin Loses Gains in Kids' Health Coverage

Dec 3, 2018

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MADISON, Wis. - For the first time in a decade, the number of children without health coverage in the United States has gone up.

According to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Children and Families, the number of uninsured kids rose by more than 275,000 in 2017, and nearly 4 million children in the U.S. now lack coverage. Wisconsin saw an increase of 3,000, which means now, about 53,000 kids are without health insurance.

Report: Number of Uninsured Children Increases

Nov 30, 2018

After a decade of progress, the number of uninsured children went up last year nationwide. In an annual report released Thursday, the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found more than 275,000 children became uninsured in 2017, bringing the number without coverage to 4 million.

More Kids Have Insurance But Advocates Fear For The Future

Oct 3, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas and the rest of the country saw the number of uninsured children drop to historic lows in 2016, according to a new report.

Health Insurance Deadline Draws Near

Mar 23, 2014

People who need health insurance have just about one week left to sign up on the online health exchange. 

The open enrollment period ends March 31st. 

Mary Testin at Wausau’s Bridge Clinic is healthcare Regional Coordinator for Central Wisconsin.  She says a lot of people may have been putting off their decision until now.   

“It seems like people are waking up, because my phone is just ringing off the hook.  The deadline is real, it is not extended.  March 31st is the day, everyone must have healthcare or they’ll get a penalty.”

Rhinelander Healthcare Costs Rank Average Statewide

Dec 18, 2013

Rhinelander health care premiums are falling somewhere in the middle as compared to the rest of the state.  That’s according to a new report from progressive group Citizen Action of Wisconsin.  It compares health insurance rates in different regions statewide.

It finds Madison tends to rank lowest, while the highest premiums are found in the Milwaukee area and in far Northwestern Wisconsin.