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Sen. Erpenbach to hold community info sessions
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MONROE - To help individuals and community leader better understand the Health Care Marketplace and other aspects of the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, is holding a series of community information sessions in the 27th Senate District.

Scheduled listening sessions include:

Monday, Sept. 16

• From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 7448 Hubbard Ave., Middleton.

Monday, Sept. 23

• From 6 to 7 p.m. at Legion Hall, 200 5th Ave., Hollandale.

• From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mt. Horeb Community Center, 107 N. Grove St.

Monday, Sept. 30

• From 6 to 7 p.m. New Glarus Village Hall, 319 2nd St.

• From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Francois Town Mart, 428 River St., Belleville.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

• From 6 to 7 p.m. Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli St.

• From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oregon Public Library, 300 Jefferson St.

The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) will unveil the new Health Insurance Marketplace on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Plans will go into effect Jan. 1. With the new marketplace, individuals can buy insurance from private health plans that cover a comprehensive set of benefits, including doctor visits, hospital stays, preventative care and prescriptions.

The recently-passed state budget made changes to the state's BadgerCare program. Under those changes, parents currently enrolled in BadgerCare who make more than $15,500 for a couple will receive a letter soon telling them they will lose coverage through the state and must sign up for a private plan through the marketplace. About 90,000 people are expected to lose coverage.

For more information on the Marketplace, visit