WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Last-minute insurance shoppers face down deadline

Last-minute health insurance shoppers are calling help lines and attending enrollment events Monday, a key deadline under the nation

MGN Online

CHICAGO (AP) - Last-minute health insurance shoppers are calling help lines and attending enrollment events Monday, a key deadline under the nation's new health law.

It's the last day for people in most states to enroll for coverage if they want it to begin on Jan. 1. A federal call center received more than 200,000 calls over the weekend.

Some people - like 34-year-old Kyle Eichenberger in suburban Chicago - are letting the date pass without making a decision. He says he wishes the system were more user-friendly.

In Florida, 59-year-old Ronald Bellingeri signed up Friday in 90 minutes with help from an enrollment counselor. The general contractor lost his health insurance nearly a decade ago when he could no longer afford it. He says having coverage again makes him feel great.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 237032411 - wkyt.com/a?a=237032411