STATELINE (WIFR) – We’ve been breaking down the Affordable Care Act all week and what it means for our families. While the law can be difficult to understand, it’s been even harder to enroll people for new health insurance.
It hasn’t been the easiest process, however thousands of people are still trying to sign up for new health insurance online, under Obamacare.
“We expected a few glitches within the system.”
Janet Vrtol says she isn’t surprised the federal website, healthcare.gov crashed for several hours after it launched Tuesday.
Since then, the site has been unpredictable, only allowing some people to log in. Despite several delays, here’s some of the major changes you’ll need to remember.
Under Obamacare, people ages 19 to 64 can qualify for Medicaid, based on income. Also, people under the age of 26 can stay on their parent’s insurance plan. Vrtol says it’s important to understand how the system works in order to choose the best policy for our families.
“We are still setting up appointments for future as well as events so we can bring people in and take care of their enrollment needs.”
Dozens of local counselors couldn’t guide people through the process due to online glitches, however experts say this delay is a good sign.
“The good news is and where we are very encouraged is that there are those individuals, the millions of people that are trying to enroll in Obamacare. It’s a process, experts say could take months to figure out.
I’ve tried all week to log on to the healthcare.gov website and haven’t had much luck however experts say just be patient and use this time to really research insurance plans.
If you have had trouble enrolling, you have time. We have until December 15 to sign up for coverage which will kick in January 1st.