Affordable Care Act implementation questions answered

09/26/13 Janelle Irwin
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Tags: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Insurance Marketplace, Jodi Ray

The Federal Health Insurance Marketplace will open for consumers on Tuesday. A report released by the U.S. department of Health and Human Services released yesterday showed that rates in Florida and across the country will be lower than expected. Here, a 27-year-old individual earning $25,000 a year would pay less than $100 a month after tax credits for a policy. Still, the 3-year-old law is being complicated by a wealth of misinformation.

With us by phone today to answer questions about the upcoming implementation of the federal healthcare law is Jodi Ray. Jodi is the Project Director and Principal Investigator for Florida Covering Kids and Families at the University of South Florida’s Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies. The Chiles Center conducts regional, national and international service, research and educational programs to promote maternal and child health of underserved populations. Ms. Ray has been the recipient of three federal grants focused on enrolling children into health coverage. More recently Ms. Ray has received an award from The Department of Health and Human Services to provide Navigators across Florida to enroll consumers into the Federal Marketplace.

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