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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Gov. Walker announces legislative session to decide on three-month BadgerCare extension

Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday the state Legislature will hold a special session Dec. 2 to address recent difficulties Wisconsinites have faced transitioning from BadgerCare and the federal Affordable Care Act, according to a press release.

The current deadline is Jan. 1, which means current BadgerCare recipients would have to sign up for new healthcare plans by Dec. 15 to receive coverage under an ACA healthcare plan by the first of the year.

The main goal of the special session is for the legislature to approve Walker’s decision to push back the deadline for residents for transferring from the state to federal exchange, according to the release.

Walker is aiming to enact a March 31 deadline to register for ACA coverage, giving residents three more months to compare healthcare options because the federal health care website has not been functioning as it should, according to the governor’s press release.

The session will begin at 11 a.m. Dec. 2.

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