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Disability Magazine Urges Eligible Disabled to Enroll in Federal Health Marketplace

  • Synopsis: Published: 2014-12-22 - Living with a Disability magazine urges eligible disabled people to enroll in federal health marketplace at healthcare.gov before Feb 15, 2015 deadline - Living with a Disability Magazine (+1 (210) 477-5516).
Health Insurance Marketplace

In the United States, health insurance marketplaces, also called health exchanges, are organizations set up to facilitate the purchase of health insurance in each state in accordance with Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, known colloquially as "Obamacare"). Marketplaces provide a set of government-regulated and standardized health care plans from which individuals may purchase health insurance policies eligible for federal subsidies. All ACA health exchanges were to be fully certified and operational by January 1, 2014, under federal law. Enrollment in the marketplaces started on October 1, 2013, and will continue for six months. As of April 19, 2014, 8.02 million people had signed up through the health insurance marketplaces. An additional 4.8 million joined Medicaid. Enrollment for 2015 will start on November 15, 2014 and end on February 15, 2015. Private non-ACA health care exchanges also exist in many states, responsible for enrolling 3 million people. These exchanges predate the Affordable Care Act and facilitate insurance plans for employees of small and medium size businesses.

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Quote: "While the roll-out of HealthCare.gov was beset with high-profile technological problems, those problems appear to be resolved."

The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine is urging all eligible and uninsured people with a disability who haven't already signed-up for a health plan via the Federal Government's health marketplace HealthCare.gov, to ensure that they do so by February 15, 2015 in order to avoid missing the 2015 enrollment deadline.

"This Affordable Care Act program is particularly important to our community of readers who have disabilities, but who may not have previously qualified for insurance," commented Living with a Disability magazine's associate publisher Joshua C. Eyestone. "Now there is a possibility that they will get the coverage the need and are entitled to, so they can live their life to its fullest."

While the roll-out of HealthCare.gov was beset with high-profile technological problems, those problems appear to be resolved.

"Our primary goal in all of this is to be as fair, efficient and flexible as possible," commented Kevin Counihan, the CEO HealthCare.gov, which between November 15 and December 12, 2014 helped 2.5 million people select a health plan. According to the Congressional Budget Office, it's expected that by the end of the year, 9 million people will enroll in a health plan through the website, or about 2.3 million more than at the current time.

Added Mr. Eyestone: "We know that what is commonly referred to as Obamacare has triggered a lot of political discussion and very heated debate. However, regardless of what side of the political spectrum people fall on, we cannot afford to lose sight of what really matters, which is ensuring that the vulnerable in our society are appropriately insured so that their illness or disability doesn't become debilitating. Taking care of our neighbors is an American value that ties us all together, and it's the spirit that we rely on to publish Living with a Disability Magazine."

Readers who visit Living with a Disability Magazine's website will find a wide range of other helpful articles related to a variety of healthy living tips that are valuable to both disabled and able-bodied individuals. All content is available at no cost, and no membership or subscription is required.

Living with a Disability is full-color print and online magazine that help individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest. The print version is available on publication racks in doctor's offices, health clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, community service agencies, grocery stores, convenience stores and other locations. Those who are unable to pick up a copy of Living with a Disability are invited to email Editor(at)FreeDisabilityMagazine(dot)com to sign up for a no-cost subscription, which will be sent directly to their home. They can also visit www.FreeDisabilityMagazine.com to access hundreds of helpful articles.

Related Information:

  1. Individuals and Businesses Gain Access to Group Medical Coverage Obamacare Alternative - Benefit and Compensation Consultants - (2014-12-12)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/news/america/healthcare/gain.php
  2. Depending on Plan Type Obamacare Deductibles Average from $5,181 to $243 - HealthPocket - (2014-11-20)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/news/america/healthcare/average.php
  3. Fines for People Who Do Not Register for Obamacare Under ACA - Obamacare24.com - (2014-11-30)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/news/america/healthcare/obamacare.php


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