Affordable Care Act http://wxpr.org en Health Insurance Deadline Draws Near http://wxpr.org/post/health-insurance-deadline-draws-near <p>People who need health insurance have just about one week left to sign up on the online health exchange.&nbsp;</p><p>The open enrollment period ends March 31<sup>st</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p>Mary Testin at Wausau’s Bridge Clinic is healthcare Regional Coordinator for Central Wisconsin.&nbsp; She says a lot of people may have been putting off their decision until now. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15873 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Health Insurance Sign-Ups Scheduled http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-health-insurance-sign-ups-scheduled <p>Northwoods residents have several chances to get help signing up for health insurance through the online marketplace.&nbsp; Bridge Community Health Clinic has four sessions coming up in Rhinelander, providing one-on-one help.&nbsp;</p><p>The clinic’s Central Wisconsin Enrollment Coordinator Mary Testin&nbsp;says Oneida County residents have been some of the most ready to sign up for health care.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:52:59 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14290 at http://wxpr.org Helping With Insurance Enrollment http://wxpr.org/post/helping-insurance-enrollment <p>A health insurance sign-up session was fully booked Wednesday in Rhinelander.&nbsp; Application counselors from Bridge Clinic in Wausau were on hand to walk people through the process of enrolling in the online exchange.&nbsp;</p><p>Though a fickle internet connection was a frustration, at mid-day AyLee Her said he’d already helped three people sign up.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“We are gonna be on the clock every hour.&nbsp; So we’re hoping we don’t have any technical issues.&nbsp; We should be able to get individuals enrolled within that hour and go on to the next individual.”</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:10:02 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12919 at http://wxpr.org Session This Week To Sign Up For the ACA http://wxpr.org/post/session-week-sign-aca <p>While one deadline to enroll in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has passed, another deadline is approaching in March.&nbsp;People needing help to enroll in Obamacare can meet with experts this week who can help.</p><p>Mary Testin is the Regional Enrollment Network lead person for this region.....</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 12680 at http://wxpr.org Session This Week To Sign Up For the ACA Walker Says He Has Option to Obamacare http://wxpr.org/post/walker-says-he-has-option-obamacare <p>Wisconsin could be offering a health care option that is outside the realm of the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.</p><p>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.....</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 23:02:00 +0000 Ken Krall 12258 at http://wxpr.org Walker Says He Has Option to Obamacare As First ACA Deadline Looms, Application Assistants Lend A Hand http://wxpr.org/post/first-aca-deadline-looms-application-assistants-lend-hand <p>Monday is the deadline to pick a plan on the federal health exchange, if you want your coverage to start January 1<sup>st</sup>.&nbsp; Most insurance companies are extending the deadline to pay for that coverage…until January 10<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile healthcare groups in the Northwoods are seeing an uptick in the number of people asking for help signing up via the exchange.</p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12248 at http://wxpr.org As First ACA Deadline Looms, Application Assistants Lend A Hand Rhinelander Healthcare Costs Rank Average Statewide http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-healthcare-costs-rank-average-statewide <p>Rhinelander health care premiums are falling somewhere in the middle as compared to the rest of the state.&nbsp; That’s according to a <a href="http://www.citizenactionwi.org/8th_annual_cost_report" target="_blank">new report</a> from progressive group Citizen Action of Wisconsin.&nbsp; It compares health insurance rates in different regions statewide.</p><p>It finds Madison tends to rank lowest, while the highest premiums are found in the Milwaukee area and in far Northwestern Wisconsin.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:47:18 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12151 at http://wxpr.org Health Exchange Gains Momentum, and Critics http://wxpr.org/post/health-exchange-gains-momentum-and-critics <p>More people are signing up for health insurance through the federal health exchange, now that some of the website’s bugs have been fixed. &nbsp;But not everyone’s finding it easy…or affordable.&nbsp;</p><p>Alicia Cook is a certified application assistant at Aspirus Grandview in Ironwood, Michigan. &nbsp;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.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:27:53 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11876 at http://wxpr.org Health Exchange Gains Momentum, and Critics Mercer Library Hopes to Aid in ACA Understanding http://wxpr.org/post/mercer-library-hopes-aid-aca-understanding <p>The Mercer Public Library is holding a series of info sessions on the Affordable Care Act this week. &nbsp;Several certified health exchange navigators will be there to help explain the online marketplace.</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11626 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Chamber To Host ACA seminar http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-chamber-host-aca-seminar <p><font size="2">&nbsp;</font><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">The Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar Thursday on the Affordable Care Act.</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">Director Lara Reed says many questions still exist about how the law will affect businesses and individuals...</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></p><blockquote><p><font face="Times New Roman"><i><u>&nbsp;&nbsp;</u></i></font></p> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 22:25:00 +0000 Ken Krall 9512 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Chamber To Host ACA seminar