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Joplin residents receive help in signing up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act mandate

As the March 31st deadline approaches for open enrollment in the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace, many are scrambling to choose a plan in time.
A statewide enrollment effort took place today.
Certified Application Consultants are helping Joplin residents sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act mandate.
"I am glad to have the help," said John Heckman, Joplin resident.  "I've thought about trying it on my own, just going on the site and navigating it myself, but I prefer having somebody help."
Heckman is already insured, but is considering switching plans.
"I just want to see what's out there, see if I can save any money," he said.
Local healthcare providers with the Cover Missouri Coalition provide information on Coventry and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the two insurance plans offered through the marketplace.
"We can go ahead and help them actually click enroll and make their first premium payment to their insurance company," said Amanda Mitchell, Certified Application Consultant with Freeman Health System.
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