New Report Shows Real Benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the People of Arizona
On July, 31 of 2013 the Obama Administration issued a new report highlighting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the people of Arizona. Thanks to the health care law, the 82% of Arizonanswho have insurance have more choices and stronger coverage than ever before. And for the 18%of Arizonans who don’t have insurance, or Arizona families and small businesses who buy their coverage but aren’t happy with it, a new day is just around the corner.
“Soon, the Health Insurance Marketplace will provide families and small businesses who currently don’t have insurance, or are looking for a better deal, a new way to find health coverage that fits their needs and their budgets,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Open enrollment in the Marketplace starts Oct 1, with coverage starting as soon as Jan 1, 2014. But Arizonafamilies and small business can visit HealthCare.gov right now to find the information they need prepare for open enrollment.
The health care law is already providing better options, better value, better health and a stronger Medicare program to the people of Arizona by:
The Health Insurance Marketplace
Beginning Oct 1, the Health Insurance Marketplace will make it easy for Arizonansto compare qualified health plans, get answers to questions, find out if they are eligible for lower costs for private insurance or health programs like Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and enroll in health coverage.
By the Numbers: Uninsured Arizonans who are eligible for coverage through the Marketplace.
· 947,878 (18%) are uninsured and eligible
· 695,083 (73%) have a full-time worker in the family