Austintown group learns more about Affordable Care Act - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Austintown group learns more about Affordable Care Act

Posted: Updated:

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - With enrollment underway for the Affordable Health Care Act, extra efforts are being made to help uninsured Americans understand the application process.

Close to 50 people turned out to hear Trey Daly, the Ohio director for Enroll America, a group that is educating the public about the new health exchange.

"People don't really know what the benefits are that are available through the health insurance marketplace, so they're interested to know about what financial assistance is available, what kind of coverage is actually available" Daly said.

With dozens of health plans available, ranging from Bronze, Silver and Gold, the uninsured have questions about determining what is best for their situation. Daly said the application process through the web-site is designed to be very user friendly.

"It tells you exactly how your specific circumstances will apply to the products that are available. It will tell you exactly what the cost would be for you with any tax credits you may qualify for" he said. 

Daly said up to 90 percent of the uninsured will quality for some level of tax credit assistance on premiums.

"We've also heard that as many as 60 percent of the uninsured who will purchase coverage through the health insurance marketplace will end up with premiums of less than $100 per month after application of the tax credit" he added.

People at the meeting also were happy to learn that the application process does not require them to do any math or calculations.  Applications can be made by telephone, or paper application forms also are available. The phone number is 1-800-318-2596.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

    As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:39:42 GMT
    After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.More >>
    After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year.More >>
  • Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

    Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:26:47 GMT
    A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.More >>
    Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against...More >>
  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:49:43 GMT
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.More >>
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms