Advocates Make Final Push For Healthcare Sign-ups

The federal data shows that many Ohio residents obtaining coverage in the marketplace are older. Eighty-five percent of enrollees are getting financial help to pay their monthly premiums.(Photo: Flickr)
The federal data shows that many Ohio residents obtaining coverage in the marketplace are older. Eighty-five percent of enrollees are getting financial help to pay their monthly premiums.(Photo: Flickr)

Health care advocates are holding their final enrollment events around Ohio as a key deadline under the federal law approaches.

People who start an application by Monday can enroll for this year in the insurance marketplaces created by President Barack Obama’s law.

The latest enrollment numbers covering Oct. 1 through March 1 showed that almost 79,000 Ohioans have picked private plans through the so-called exchanges.

The federal data shows that many Ohio residents obtaining coverage in the marketplace are older. Eighty-five percent of enrollees are getting financial help to pay their monthly premiums.

The nonprofit Enroll America plans to host an all-day enrollment event Monday in Cincinnati.

The head of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks says its received increased calls for help in applying for health coverage.

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  • disqus_Rrj1iJCDh1

    Sorry, I can’t afford the $340 quote I got on The “Affordable” Care Act website, which was the cheapest option. My employer offers more bad insurance for $350/mo.- can’t afford that either. I’ll just pay the Obamafine next year.