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FOR   IMMEDIATE   RELEASE                                                                                              DECEMBER 4, 2013
Contact State Representative: Paul Tittl                                                                                 (608) 266-0315        
            Rep. Tittl: Statement on Extending BadgerCare and HIRSP
Madison – Rep. Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc) made the following comments in response to the State Assembly Special Session vote today to extend the current BadgerCare and HIRSP programs for 90 days as people transition to the federal health insurance exchange.
“Weeks ago, people contacted me expressing their frustration and concern about their inability to sign up under the website. At that time, I contacted the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance and the Governor to express those concerns and see what we in Wisconsin could do to address this problem.
"I was pleased to be in today’s Special Session, and I wholeheartedly support the decision to extend healthcare coverage for a vulnerable portion of Wisconsin residents. 
"The Special session vote continues the status quo for three months and gives Wisconsin residents time to enroll in the Affordable Care Act.
"I am further excited about covering every person at or below the poverty level and eliminating the waiting list on April 1st. 
The bill passed by a 64-32 vote and is expected to be passed by the Senate and approved the Governor.