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Health Connect to help dropped BadgerCare recipients find insurance in Dane Co.

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Health care graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.
Health care graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The UW Madison health care program is donating two-million dollars to help low-income people pay for insurance in the new Obama-care exchanges. 

UW Health gave the funding to the Dane County United Way. 

They're creating a new program called "Health-Connect" that will pay to insure around 73-hundred Dane County residents who make 100-to-133 percent of the poverty level income. 

Those people would have been funded by Medicaid, had Governor Scott Walker accepted an increase in federal funds to cover people under Obama-care. 

Wisconsin was one of 36 states which said no to the extra money from Washington -- and Walker tightened eligibility for Medicaid from 200-percent of poverty income to 100-percent. 

Others in that gap will have to use the federal government's exchange to enroll for coverage between tomorrow and December 15th. 

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