Get the Information You Need on the Affordable Care Act
Beginning October 1st, the open enrollment period will begin for the Affordable Care Act. Since the plan will be administered by the federal government in the state of Ohio, most Ohioan's can find answers to their questions via the HealthCare.gov website.
Find answers to things like:
There are four methods an individual can use to apply for health care insurance: mail (Individual Short Form, Family, Individual without Financial Assistance) toll-free phone, online at Healthcare.gov, and in person through certified navigators (Ohio Association of Foodbanks, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Clermont Recovery Center Inc., Helping Hands Outreach Community Center, and the Neighborhood Health Association). The toll-free phone number patrons can call for assistance is 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). Assistance is available in multiple languages. For Spanish speaking consumers, CuidadoDeSalud.gov is also available.
“The Affordable Care Act includes sweeping changes and a number of options in healthcare coverage. There are a wide variety of resources available online that provide information about these options, and how to choose what is best for you. The staff of the Clark County Public Library can direct patrons to those resources.
Making the correct healthcare choices requires an understanding of each person’s or family’s unique health and financial circumstances. Members of the Clark County Public Library staff are not trained or licensed to provide advice or to assist you in selecting a specific health plan, but can provide information and direction to public resources about the Affordable Care Act that will help you make your own choices.”