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Americans are still wondering if signing up for health insurance under the
Affordable Care Act will be a good fit for their families.
the new program, people say the thing they are most excited about is the
ability to choose the program that best suits their family's needs.
Tuesday, 1.4 million Ohioans are eligible to sign up for health insurance under
the Affordable Care Act. Of those, 71 percent have full-time jobs, but no
Kensler is one of them. She's been without insurance for 10 years.
have the opportunity to choose it is huge," Kensler said. "To select what I
want and what I need."
health officials broke the issues down for people during a press conference.
Within the next week, 30 employees will be hired at the Neighborhood Health
Association (NHA). The navigators will help people understand which option is
best for them.
people that are designed to assist people with the enrollment processes are not
available, but we are hopefully that they will be available by the end of this
month," said Doni Miller, CEO of the NHA.
not everyone is in favor of the new law, people who have been scraping by
without insurance say they now have peace of mind.
of mind, and the ability to take care of a few minor health issues before they
become serious," Kensler said.