Website helps us navigate health care law, find insurance

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 1:40 PM

Contributed, Sarah Voigt


If you lack health insurance, you should know by now that the Health Insurance Marketplace opens for enrollment October 1.

The Affordable Care Act set up the Marketplace to enable the uninsured and people who have had to shop on the open market to shop for plans that are required to cover important health benefits like doctor visits, emergency care, prescriptions, and preventive care. You won’t have to worry that your insurance won’t be there for you when you need it the most.

It’s important to get this purchase right and this means having good information. You want coverage that reflects what’s important to you, meets your health care needs, and fits your budget. You want to be a smart shopper.

The opportunity to purchase affordable health insurance is one of the most important shopping events of the year. There are many resources out there to guide you but at the end of the day, it’s on you to make the best health care decision for you and your family. The Marketplace help will make this possible.

For practical, personalized information on how the law affects you and your loved ones, explore the interactive tool at (or in Spanish at www. And to learn more about the law’s provisions, go to

As one of AARP Utah’s Area Coordinators, I would encourage everyone who lacks health insurance to learn how the new Marketplace can work for you and your family.

Sarah Voigt


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