Health Care Insurance Enrollment Begins in Ohio

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Ohioans can now start shopping for health insurance that's a key piece of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act.

The new law requires almost everyone to have health insurance. With Tuesday's launch, consumers are able to search for health coverage options.

Ohio is leaving it up to the federal government to run the state's health insurance exchange where people can buy coverage.

Health care providers and other organizations that serve the poor will be out promoting "Obamacare" to 1.5 million uninsured Ohioans.

But some groups in the state that received federal dollars to hire people to walk applicants through the process say it will be weeks before they're ready.

Consumers have until mid-December to sign up if they want coverage by the first of the year.

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