Wisconsin health-care helpers getting a late start

“We know that there are folks out there who are having difficulty enrolling,” said Bobby Peterson, executive director of ABC for Health, a Madison-based public interest law firm.

Three weeks after the launch of federal health care exchanges, just one of the six organizations selected to receive a total of $1 million in federal funds to help Wisconsinites enroll is up and running. J.P. Wieske, spokesman for the state Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, blamed the delay on the federal government. “Functionally, when you don’t get a grant until Aug. 15 and you’re supposed to start Oct. 1, you’re going to have problems,” Wieske said. Continue Reading