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Most Wisconsinites will get more than one choice for Obamacare plan

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Most Wisconsinites will get to choose from more than one health insurance plan, if they have to use the state's purchasing exchange to get coverage under Obamacare. 

The state Insurance Commissioner's office released a coverage map to one media outlet Thursday morning, before it goes out to others. 

Residents in 59 of the state's 72 counties will have multiple providers available in the state's official exchange, which is run by the federal government. At least one private carrier is on board in all the counties. 

Earlier, we learned that 13 private insurers would offer individual plans in the state's Obamacare exchange -- along with nine group plans. 

Thursday, we're learning for the first time how much choice people will actually have. 

Around a half-million state residents will use the exchange for the coverage they're required to buy under the Affordable Care Act. Clients can enroll starting next month, and the coverage takes effect at the start of next year.