MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Wisconsin health and insurance officials say they are ready for Tuesday's beginning of the enrollment period under the new federal health care law.
But they also said Friday they have no way of guessing how many people will attempt to shop for insurance through the online marketplace, or exchange, which opens for enrollments Tuesday. The exchange was created and will be run by the federal government.
Gov. Scott Walker is an opponent of the Affordable Care Act and declined to have the state set up the exchange.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services deputy secretary Kevin Moore says the political fight has not impeded work by his agency and others to ensure a smooth start to the law.
Nearly 700,000 Wisconsin residents are expected to shop for insurance on the exchange.