Health Insurance Exchanges
Sign up is online or by phone and consumers can get in-person help through non-profit “navigators” or, in Philadelphia, directly from insurer Blue Cross which has a van it’s taking from place to place.
Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett has signed a bill that will prohibit coverage of most abortions by insurance policies to be offered through a federally run insurance “exchange” being set up as part of the new federal health care law.
In late November, Gov. Corbett said he was frustrated about a lack of detail from the feds about the rules regarding health exchanges, which will be clearinghouses in which people can shop for insurance policies.
It still must pass the Assembly before moving on to Gov. Chris Christie.