One week until Health Insurance Deadline - KOAM TV 7

One week until Health Insurance Deadline

The deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is just seven days away.

Provisions in the new law require most americans to sign up for a health plan. However some might qualify for an exemption, and help here in the 4-States is not far away.

The Missouri Cover Coalition is working with individuals to sign up for health insurance through the healthcare.gov website.

Many organizations have received grants to become sisters or navigators such as Mercy Hospital.

"We have certified application counselors who are trained and license to sit down with individuals to help them walk through the enrollment process." said Mercy's Senior Market Specialist Julie Beatty.

Beatty says some Americans will not have to sign up for a health plan if they fall below the federal government poverty line.

"They can go on to healthcare.gov or when they go to file their taxes for 2014 they can fill out a hardship waiver which will eliminate the penalties if they don't have an option to purchase," said Beatty.

If you need assistance you can call the Mercy Hotline at 1-855-900-4140



Saturday March 29, 2014

Health Care Events: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church Family Life Center

501 W. 4th Street Joplin, Mo

Carthage Public Library

612 Garrison Ave. Carthage, Mo

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