Affordable Care Act’s Milestone

The President’s landmark legislation has hit a major milestone as the first enrollment period has ended.

According to the administration 7.1 million people have signed up for healthcare coverage through the marketplaces despite a rough rollout in October.

“All told, because of this law, millions of our fellow citizens know the economic security of health insurance who didn’t just a few years ago, and that’s something to be proud of,” said President Obama. “Regardless of your politics or your feelings about me, or your feelings about this law, that’s something that’s good for our economy, and it’s good for our country. And there’s no good reason to go back.”

On the local level, Loaves & Fishes was a sign up site for people who needed help navigating the exchanges.

They signed up over 500 people during open enrollment.

“We signed up people who didn’t have healthcare and now they can go to the doctor. I think healthcare is a right,” said Margie Tarpey, Volunteer Navigator at Loaves & Fishes.

People who started their applications at Loaves & Fishes can go in and finish them in order to get covered.

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