Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently wrote an op-ed for NBC Latino encouraging her younger sister Alejandra and others to register for the Health Insurance Marketplace, which opens in October 2013.
The Marketplace is one of the many important provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The Act means a few other things for Latinos and their families:
The Affordable Care Act will not only expand affordable health insurance options for Latinos it will also help them compare options to find the best plan for their budget, as Mayra notes in her piece:
When the new Marketplaces open for enrollment in October for coverage beginning as soon as January 1, 2014, individuals and small business owners will be able to compare their options for buying health insurance and find the quality plan that best fits their budget. The Marketplaces will be competitive, transparent, and simple to navigate—and while you’ll be able to shop for coverage over the phone or in person, if you’re like Alejandra, you’ll probably prefer to check out your new options online through the easy-to-use Marketplace website, healthcare.gov.