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Marion County CPC Office Needs Healthcare.gov Navigator

Posted: Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 6:28 am
Author: KNIA KRLS News - Karen Overgaard

The Affordable Care Act is designed to bring health insurance options to Americans who are currently without coverage. According to the US Census Bureau, about 48 million people are in that group. For those who need coverage, there are two ways to enroll, by mail or online at www.healthcare.gov. Unfortunately, problems with the web site have kept many from accessing or completing their enrollments. Betty Moll, with Marion County Central Point of Coordination, tells KNIA KRLS News that her office is without a navigator – someone who is available to help her clients figure out the site. Moll’s clients are disabled in some manner, either intellectually or developmentally, and she says a lot of them don’t have anyone to help them at home, and some don’t have access to the internet. Moll says it’s a very troubling time, as enrollments in are due by the end of this year, and that she and her staff don’t have anybody to refer to for help. Moll says this year alone, the CPC serves 1235 new clients.