Milwaukee -- "Well this is it," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.
The beginning of President Obama's signature legislation. The healthcare marketplace opens for individuals Tuesday.
"People can compare qualified health plans, get answers to questions, find out what affordable insurance options work for their families," Barrett said. "Then most importantly enroll in coverage."
It's a date some are excited about, others not so much. Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson voted against funding Obamacare Friday. He said in a statement:
"I oppose Obamacare. I want to see it repealed and replaced. That can happen only if the Senate is actually allowed to proceed to final passage of a bill that does so."
But the political battle in Washington isn't affecting local leaders.
"We have an obligation on the ground to make sure that people who are eligible for these benefits get the benefits," Barrett said.
"A big part of it is educating people about eligibility and enrollment," Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said. "What their options are and how to achieve that."
Abele says Milwaukee County is working with every department that interacts with the public to educate them. County transit buses will have digital scrolls telling people where and how to enroll.
Janice Stewart has health insurance but has questions about care for her kids.
"It's just a lot of questions I had unanswered," Stewart said.
It could remain that way. Many acknowledged here already are, and will be more glitches.
"I think as the President would say, undoubtedly when you're doing something very big and historic [there will be glitches]," U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region V Director Kathleen Falk said. "But we will work through them, that's how good things happen."
There are delays for corporations and small businesses to enroll - as well as a delay to the Hispanic version's website. But anyone who doesn't have health insurance or thinks they're eligible should contact Impact 2-1-1 or contact their local health clinic.