Through the Affordable Care Act, you can obtain health insurance even if you previously did not qualify or could not afford the cost of insurance. Under the new national healthcare law, pre-existing conditions can no longer keep you from getting health insurance. With one application you can compare plans and see if you qualify for any free or low cost plans. Individuals who choose not to obtain health insurance by February 15, 2015 may be subject to a federal fine of up to 2% of your annual income.
For general questions regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace, please visit healthcare.gov or call 1.800.318.2596.
Assistance with the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace is available from Hunt Regional Healthcare. Certified application counselors are available to help those who are currently uninsured, who have questions about the marketplace or need help filling out an application.
Please contact us to request more information or to schedule an appointment with a certified application counselor.
Debbie Ottwell, Certified Application Counselor