WIND ADVISORY

10 AM Until 2 AM Saturday

The National Weather Service maintains a WIND ADVISORY for nearly all of West Michigan from 10 AM this morning until 2 AM Saturday morning.  45 mph gusts are likely inland while 50 mph gusts are possible at the Lake Shore.  This kind of wind is capable of bringing down tree branches and creating some power outages.  Obviously, we hope that doesn't happen.  Winds blow from the northwest this morning then from the north by midday and beyond.  Stay with wwmt.com for your weather today and always!

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Glitch in health care law could give smokers a break

Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 |
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A glitch in the Affordable Care Act could actually wind up giving smokers a big break.

Insurers have been notified about a computer system glitch that will limit the penalties companies may charge smokers.

A fix will take at least a year to take effect.

Starting in 2014, the law requires insurance companies to accept all applicants, regardless of pre-existing medical problems.

It does, however, allow them to charge smokers up to 50 percent higher premiums--a way for insurers to ward off bad risks.
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