Residents prep for health insurance exchanges opening

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 19 at 4:40 PM

(KMOV.com) – Residents have been hearing a lot about the Affordable Care Act, and in just a few weeks they can start making choices about coverage.

October 1, health insurance marketplaces or exchanges open across the country, giving people a place to shop for plans .

The government is giving states hundreds of millions of dollars to get people to sign up to keep premiums low.

Its part of a federal marketing plan that includes outreach programs and information sessions to make sure everyone knows how to get insurance.

You can find out which insurance marketplace you’re eligible for by logging on to healthcare.gov.

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