State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, has launched a website devoted to information on health care reform.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) website is linked to her official Senate web page. The site guides citizens through the ACA provisions, and how those changes in federal law benefit Missourians.
A key part of the ACA involves each state establishing a the federally funded insurance marketplace. Those interested can see the different insurance plans offered and compare affordability.
Walsh’s resource website walks citizens through the process of enrolling in the marketplace and finding a plan. She said she hopes the resource page provide clarity to the public on what exactly to expect with the ACA.
“There has been so much misinformation spread, and scare tactics used, that a huge majority of the population has no idea how the Affordable Care Act helps them and their families," she said. "This law was designed, at its core, to protect average, middle-class Americans from predatory insurance practices and expand health care coverage."
The ACA begins on Oct. 1. Missourians will be able to find, compare and enroll in health insurance plans through Enroll Missouri. The insurance plans do not go into effect until Jan. 1.