MacIver News Service | November 15, 2013[Milwaukee] Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services, visited the Progressive Community Health Center in Milwaukee on Friday, meeting three people who signed up or were in the process of signing up for Obamacare.
The center has signed up about ten people for Obamacare since the exchanges opened on October 1st. Staff said 280 people have approached them for Obamacare, but 180 of them actually qualified for Medicaid, because they make below 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level and Governor Scott Walker removed the waiting list for such individuals in the current state budget.
When asked why she choose Milwaukee to visit, Sebelius talked about how Governor Walker turned down the opportunity to create a state-based exchange. As the federal government struggles to make Obamacare work, she talked about the desire to “pass the baton” to the states.
So far, less than 900 people have signed up for Obamacare in Wisconsin.