KING 5 Health Care Reform Town Hall: Time to Get in the Game

KING 5 Health Care Reform Town Hall: Time to Get in the Game

KING 5 Health Care Reform Town Hall: Time to Get in the Game

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 4 at 2:14 PM

It’s out with the old and in with the new. No matter what you call it – Health Care Reform, Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act – it’s a whole new way to buy health insurance. The changes are here and so are the challenges.

The key provisions of the Affordable Care Act are about to take effect. On January 1, 2014, just about everyone in America has to have health insurance. Open enrollment in the new insurance exchanges starts on October 1, in less than a month. While we’ve known for several years that this is coming, most people still have lots of questions about what the law requires and what they need to do.

On Thursday, September 5, Jean Enersen moderated an hour-long Town Hall event Health Care: Time to Get in the Game, where many of these questions and more were answered.  The live studio audience comprised of leaders from the health care industry, social services, community stakeholders and our KING 5 viewers.

Discussion 1: What is in the mandate

Discussion 2: How do I get insurance through the Exchange?

Discussion 3: What's in the health care policies?

Discussion 4: How do I qualify for Medicaid?

Discussion 5: What are the business/employer mandates?

Discussion 6: What could go wrong?

Web extra: Experts answer questions from the audience

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