Sep 25, 2013 - 12:15 am
On Oct 1st the new insurance market place will open..https://www.healthcare.gov/ go to this site to sign up..this will take affect in Jan but you need to enrol during the enrollment period..if you are lucky enough to be in a state that has a Governor and state legislators who are supportive of expanded health coverage..ACA then your state is going to be setting up or has already setup the exchanges.if not the Federal Government is setting them up for your state...starting next year those living in states thats Governor and legislators support expanded coverage and you can not afford health care and your income falls into a certain percentage..you may be eligible for expanded Medicaid not all states have accepted the expanded coverage so check to see if your state is one of them..
I post this only because Chuck and I know the horror of being diagnosed with Cancer and not having insurance...Chuck worked 2 and 3 jobs his whole life..we had insurance for 20 years we only used for routine illness..he lost the job that provided insurance. And we could in no way afford the cost of private insurance.then he got sick..I have fought the system for the past year plus on his behalf..I have been told by many some give up before they find the help they need..and in the case of stage 4 cancer that means they suffer and eventually die..
I have also seen people on here talk about having no insurance so they can not seek out treatments that may save them..we are not fortunate enough to live in a state that accepted expanded Medicaid..Chuck has 16 month before Medicare kicks in for him...I will continue the battle but those who can get the help they need should look into the 2 things I talk about in this post!