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Consumers New To Health Insurance Face Learning Curve

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Healthcare navigator Jessica May (right) goes over different plans with Shelby Conrad, 60, of Clintonville.
5:00AM
December
23, 2013

Monday is the deadline to sign up through the federal healthcare exchange to get coverage by January First. The process was frustrating until the website improved, but people who have never had insurance faced a steep learning curve. WOSU met with one woman who received a crash course in private insurance.

Healthcare Navigators Report Easier Time Helping Clients

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Healthcare navigator Jessica May (right) goes over different plans with Shelby Conrad, 60, of Clintonville. Conrad is on the fence about whether to choose a plan or take a penalty for not having individual health insurance.
5:00AM
December
6, 2013

By all accounts, this week has been better for the Obama administration, the Affordable Care Act and for people looking to buy health insurance. After two months of trouble healthcare.gov seems to be working. That’s a relief to Central Ohioans buying insurance and those trying to help them do it.

Ohio “Navigators” Fighting Red Tape During ObamaCare Roll Out

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Monday marks the first day people get sign up for health insurance on a marketplace under the federal healthcare law.
5:24PM
October
1, 2013

Ohioans began using the health insurance marketplace, Tuesday, under the Affordable Care Act. A number of Ohio for agencies received grants to hire so-called “navigators” to help guide people through the marketplace. But there’s been a snag. Red tape is preventing the navigators from helping people with questions about the insurance marketplace.