The Affordable Care Act exchanges (aka Marketplace) will be opening up on October 1, 2013 with coverage starting as soon as January 1, 2014.
And that’s when pre-existing condition discrimination goes away, too. Hooray for the ACA!
For all of us that worked so hard to get some meaningful health insurance reform passed, here are a few ways you can help make the launch a big success...
The attached PDFs — “ACA Basics” and “ACA Tax Credits” — make a wonderful two-sided flyer that you can take to your events. They were a big hit at the Labor Day picnic and UA campus. I plan to go over to campus regularly to reach the Young Invincibles.
Please let me know if you want to join me or know about other events where we can reach lots of folks.
When flyering, I usually carry a bright yellow two-sided sign that reads...
"Are You Eligible for ObamaCare Tax Credits? Get Info Here!" and
"ObamaCare: What’s In It For You? Get The Facts Here!”
Lots of people come up to get the flyer, ask questions and discuss their situation. They really like looking up their household income to see the maximum annual premium they would pay for the benchmark plan. The federal govt pays the balance to the insurance company. Some discover they will probably qualify for the Medicaid expansion in Arizona, so they will have good insurance and no premiums.
Kaiser also has a great calculator here: http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/
For those of you who want to brush up on the details and ask questions, I will be presenting of the latest version of “The American Healthcare Crazy Quilt”:
WHEN: Monday, Sept 23rd, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Dragon View Restaurant 400 N. Bonita Avenue, Tucson AZ 85745 (west of the I-10 Freeway, south of St. Marys Rd)
GROUP: Democrats of Greater Tucson FYI: Lunch is available for purchase.
Hope to see you there. Please let me know if you would like me to present to your group of 25 or more.
"The Connect The Dots Lady"
Civics and Policy Basics for the Busy Majority