THE DEADLINE HAS COME TO SIGN UP FOR COVERAGE UNDER
THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
-- MICHELLE --
IT'S ALSO THE LAST DAY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WILL BE
COVERED UNDER BADGERCARE...
NEWS THREE'S JESSICA ARP HAS THE LATEST ON THE TRANSITION.
SOME 77 THOUSAND PEOPLE WILL NOW BE EXPECTED TO MOVE
INTO HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACES...
AND 87 THOUSAND OTHERS IN
POVERTY CAN THEN GO ON BADGERCARE..
BUT AS OF TODAY'S DEADLINE.
THE STATE HAS NO IDEA HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE MADE THAT
i started on it when i was pregnant with my first
CORRIE CRONSON BROUGHT ONE OF HER SONS TO THE CAPITOL...
TO SHARE HER BADGERCARE STORY...
ON THE DAY SHE'LL NO LONGER HAVE IT.
i'm sure that there are lots of people who can sleep
soundly at night knowing if they wake up in the morning
if they get sick or get hit by a car or whatever millions
of things that could happen to a person in just day
to day life that they will be covered, will have health
insurnce, will be ok :26 myself and 77k others had
that taken away from them :30
CRONSON WILL NOW HAVE TO GET A PLAN ON THE MARKETPLACE...
LIKE MANY OTHERS WHO CROWDED THE DANE COUNTY JOB CENTER
NATbadgercare told you to go to the marketplace because
your single monthly income exceeded this number
MATT GLIMME IS A PART-TIME COOK AND PART-TIME STUDENT...
WHO WAS TOLD HE MADE 700 DOLLARS TOO MUCH FOR BADGERCARE...
now that i go to school i dont make hours
WHILE GLIMME IS SIGNING UP.
i've looked into the prices and its not something
i can feasably afford
AT THIS POINT.
STATE LEADERS CAN'T SAY HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN
OR HOW MANY OF SOME 87 THOUSAND CURRENTLY UNINSURED
UNDER THE POVERTY LINE WILL GO ON BADGERCARE.
A NEWLY RELEASED REPORT DETAILS LETTERS AND PHONE
CALLS MADE TO TRY TO GET PEOPLE IN BY THE DEADLINE...
BUT THE STATE'S COMMISSION OF INSURANCE SAYS THEIR
WAY OF ADOPTING OBAMACARE *ISNT* MORE CONFUSING.
i think a lot of other states look at wi as somewhat
of a model :53 the fact that it was a coordinated
effort from the beginning, i think there is a lot
more confusion in other states compared to wi quite
THOSE SHIFTING OFF BADGERCARE DO HAVE AN ADDITIONAL
60 DAYS TO GET SIGNED UP FOR OBAMACARE BEFORE A PENALTY
THE STATE HOPES TO HAVE THOSE NUMBERS IN THE NEXT
COUPLE WEEKS AS THEY WORK WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
ON A DATA MATCH.
-- MICHELLE --
THERE WAS SOME TROUBLE WITH THE WEBSITE TODAY...
WHAT IF PEOPLE COULDN'T GET SIGNED UP?
-- JESSICA --
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS SAID THAT ANYONE CURRENTLY
IN THE PIPELINE AS OF MIDNIGHT TONIGHT WON'T PAY A
PENALTY FOR NOT HAVING INSURANCE IF THEY ARE SIGNED
UP FOR HEALTH CARE BY APRIL 7TH.
-- ERIC --