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Some Wisconsinites losing medical coverage under improved standards from healthcare law

Supporters of the Affordable Healthcare Act gather in front of the Supreme Court before the court's announcement of the legality of the law in Washington on June 28, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts
Supporters of the Affordable Healthcare Act gather in front of the Supreme Court before the court's announcement of the legality of the law in Washington on June 28, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts

MADISON, Wis. (WSAU-Wheeler) - Thousands of Wisconsinites who buy health insurance on their own may soon have to buy more expensive and comprehensive coverage under Obama-care. 

Wisconsin has about 180-thousand people who get coverage on their own, and not through another employer.  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says many will have a chance to renew their current policies for at least one more year -- but thousands no longer have that option. 

W-P-S in Madison has started to send cancellation notices to around nine-thousand of its customers.  The firm said they did not renew their existing policies early -- and they're not in plans which are grandfathered-and-exempt from the new quality requirements of the Affordable Care Act.  

U-S Senate Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has introduced a bill allowing Americans to keep current plans if they prefer.  Johnson says he wants President Obama to keep his repeated promise that if Americans like their current health plans, they can keep them.  

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