Wisconsin could be offering a health care option that is outside the realm of the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.
During a stop in Rhinelander last week, Governor Scott Walker said he's been talking to the federal government to have Wisconsin residents get another option outside of the Affordable Care Act protocols.....
Monday is the deadline to pick a plan on the federal health exchange, if you want your coverage to start January 1st. Most insurance companies are extending the deadline to pay for that coverage…until January 10th.
Meanwhile healthcare groups in the Northwoods are seeing an uptick in the number of people asking for help signing up via the exchange.
Myra Kubesh is a certified application assistant at Langlade Hospital. She says many people have questions about whether they qualify for a subsidy...and what kinds of coverage different plans offer.
Grocery stores and shopping centers aren’t the only places seeing heavy traffic this time of year.
Rhinelander Food Pantry Executive Director Guy Hansen says demand goes up during the holidays.
“Our business increases – we have a lot of people that come in, when they wouldn’t come in other times of the year, because they’re preparing for holidays, company and so on. And money’s always a little short at this time of the year.”
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.
Rhinelander School District's Pelican and Crescent elementary schools are closed today after large numbers of students went home sick this week. The school district closed the schools on the recommendation of the county health department.
The high absenteeism is attributed to gastrointestinal and upper respiratory problems.
More people are signing up for health insurance through the federal health exchange, now that some of the website’s bugs have been fixed. But not everyone’s finding it easy…or affordable.
Alicia Cook is a certified application assistant at Aspirus Grandview in Ironwood, Michigan. That means she helps people in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula sign up for health insurance. She says two months into the open enrollment period, people are just starting to come to her for help.
The Mercer Public Library is holding a series of info sessions on the Affordable Care Act this week. Several certified health exchange navigators will be there to help explain the online marketplace.
Staff from Iron County UW Extension and area health professionals will present the explanatory sessions on Obamacare this week. Mercer Library Director Teresa Schmidt says experts will help point individuals in the right direction if they need one-on-one help.
With a cold snap hitting the Northwoods this weekend it can take some effort to keep your car and heating systems up and running.
WPS Spokesperson Leah Van Zile says outdoor maintenance is important to make sure your heating appliances are working properly…especially with newer high-efficiency furnaces that vent out the side of the house.
“For any of your vented appliances, your natural gas or vented appliances – be sure that those are kept free of ice and snow buildup.”