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UPDATE: Implementing health care law discussed at meetings

UPDATED Tuesday, August 20, 2013 --- 9:05 a.m.

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) -- The process of signing up people for insurance under the federal health overhaul law is being discussed at meetings across the state.

More than 60 people from eight southern Wisconsin counties gathered Tuesday for the first of 10 meetings planned over the next two weeks.

State Medicaid director Brett Davis says he expects more than a thousand people to attend the meetings to get more information and learn how they can participate in signing people up for health insurance under the new marketplaces, or exchanges, created under the law.

Applicants can be taken for those starting in October. They go live in January.

Davis says the goal is to have a strategic plan for moving forward put together by Sept. 16.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2013 --- 5:27 a.m.

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Health advocates across Wisconsin are meeting over the next two weeks to discuss implementation of the federal health overhaul law.

The first meetings begin Tuesday in Middleton and Green Bay. The goal is to bring together those who want to assist in signing people up for health insurance under the new marketplaces, or exchanges, created under the law.

Applicants can be taken for those starting in October. They go live in January.

State Medicaid director Brett Davis says he expects thousands of people to be involved statewide in helping get people signed up for coverage.

The meetings are being organized by the state Department of Health Services and other private organizations.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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