Enrollment for Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin begins Tuesday

Jaclyn Brandt and Associated Press

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Enrollment for Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin begins Tuesday

CREATED Sep. 25, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep. 26, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The cost to purchase health insurance sold under the new federal care overhaul will be higher in Wisconsin than the national average.

Wisconsin ranks 36th nationwide in average monthly premium costs based on information the Obama administration released on Wednesday. The information from the U.S. Department of Human Services compares weighted average premiums among 47 states and the District of Columbia.

In Wisconsin, the mid-level plan on average will cost $361 a month in premiums. That compares with a national average of $328.

Those costs are before people apply any tax credits they may be eligible to receive. And the actual cost will vary based on a person's individual circumstances, including where they live.

To find out how the new plans will affect you, and to register, go to healthcare.gov.

See an interactive map of the rates on a state-by-state basis.

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