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Preparing for the Affordable Care Act September 11, 2013

Posted by mvarlan in Uncategorized.

Significant elements of the Affordable Care Act are close to launching. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, every state will open an “insurance marketplace” that will enable uninsured individuals to shop for health insurance. You will be able to sign up for insurance plans or apply for Medicaid at that time, and the actual insurance coverage will take effect Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Information about financial assistance will also be available. Financial assistance will be based upon income. Individuals will complete a single application to determine whether they are eligible for either Medicaid or insurance subsidies.

For more information about the marketplace, visit http://www.healthcare.gov or call toll-free 1-800-318-2596. Arizona is developing its own website,http://www.coveraz.org, that will provide more specific information about the state’s program.


Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Barrow Pituitary Center



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