ACA Enrollment Assistance Centers Open in Texas
The Affordable Care Act is working in Texas, despite the best efforts by Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, and Congressional Republicans that remain hell-bent on lying and denying about the positive impacts of the law. Whether it's Ted Cruz lying about Medicaid expansion, Rick Perry costing Texas $9 billion for refusing to expand Medicaid, or Greg Abbott cowardly trying to follow their lead, there appears to be no obstruction they won't embrace.
Thankfully, the Affordable Care Act is working anyway. 14,000 Texans have already signed up through the federal exchange, the second highest total in any other state. The healthcare.gov site is up and running smoothly. And now new Enrollment Assistance Centers are offering English and Spanish-language in-person assistance to individuals and families who need help navigating the website.
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San Antonio - 9023 Huebner Rd, Suite 102 San Antonio TX 78240 ** Phone: (210) 347-1274 ** Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8AM-8PM
Houston - 1112 Eldridge Parkway Houston TX 77077 ** Phone: 832-557-7680 (main) ** Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8AM-8PM
Austin - 6800 Westgate Blvd, Suite 110 Austin TX 78745 ** Phone: 512-534-0802 ** Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8AM-8PM, Sat 10AM – 6PM
McAllen - 220 W Expressway 83, McAllen TX 78201 ** Phone: 210-382-4888 ** Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8AM-4:30 PM, Sat-10AM - 6PM
Dallas - 9550 Forest Lane, Suite 502 Dallas TX 75243 ** Phone: (469) 435-9058 ** Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8AM-8PM, Sat 10AM - 6PM
With the same daily expenses to pay for but prospects for future pay being far lower than what I had grown accustomed to, I readied myself for another stint of being uninsured. And then, on October 1, open enrollment for Obamacare began...
Thankfully, the desperation of living on half my former salary coupled with an unexpected and ridiculously overpriced emergency room visit for stitches caused me to put aside all the warnings and check out Healthcare.gov. To my surprise, not only did I qualify for a subsidy, but I was able to find an insurance plan comparable in coverage and cost with the one I had under my previous employer. I signed up, received an email from the insurer the same day confirming my purchase, and about a week later held an insurance ID card in my hand.
Though Greg Abbott and fellow political Republican obstructionists are trying to scare people from using navigators - trained professionals whose job it is to help people sign up for health insurance through the exchange - thousands of Texans just like Misty have been helped. Click here to learn more about their stories.