Even as the Affordable Care Act's new health exchanges open for business, polls show the public is still pretty confused about how they're supposed to work.
The latest monthly tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, in fact, found that two-thirds of those without insurance said they don't have enough information about the law to know how it will affect them.
Health Insurance Exchanges, a product of the Affordable Care Act, are open across the nation Tuesday - even as the Government is shutdown. Many are experiencing high traffic volume as people check out the new marketplaces. Colorado's state run exchange, Connect For Health CO, is open both online and on the phone at 855-752-6749.
Connect for Health Colorado is a new marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses looking to buy health insurance. You can shop with us if you are a Colorado resident under age 65, have legal immigration status and need health and/or dental insurance.
Bob Bernt and his wife, Kristine, have gone without health insurance for the last 20 years, and don’t plan on buying coverage to meet the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
The Affordable Care Act, often called “Obamacare,” takes a big step forward Oct. 1 when new health insurance marketplaces open for enrollment. Rural families are more likely to qualify for subsidized coverage, but reaching them to sign up will be part of the challenge.