Pennsylvania Health Access Network
Health care advocates are gearing up for the new insurance enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act.
The headlines have trumpeted Administration figures that more than 7 million people signed up for health care coverage through the exchanges.
Enrollment counselors and navigators say they’ve seen a surge in applicants as the March 31st deadline draws near.
Area doctors offices are getting backlogged as patients newly insured under the Affordable Care Act seek appointments.
“We want to take that big abstract number — 700,000 — and show these are real faces, these are real lives,” said one demonstration leader.
The US Supreme Court could rule as early as today on whether all or part of President Obama’s healthcare law passes constitutional muster.
The loss leaves about 41,000 working people in Pennsylvania looking for affordable health insurance.