January 27, 2014

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Portsmouth Alumnae Chapter, Educating and Empowering the Community!

“Affordable Care Act”

The contents of this article are not a representation of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  However, I felt that this organization should be commended for being proactive in providing an open forum for the people in the local communities to receive “free” information regarding the vast requirements involving a very complicated law, the Affordable Care Act.  On site enrollment by experts in this field via healthcare.gov was available.  Several representatives from the Hampton Roads Community Health Center, Urban League, NAACP and more were there to serve the community.  Financial tips by yours truly were provided that gave individuals a working knowledge on the importance of planning ahead “NOW” for changes in income, positive or negative prior to the roll out.

Are you or someone you know going to be affected by the implementation of the new healthcare law?  While the debates are still out as to whether the Affordable Care Act is good for the people or not, it is the law and empowering yourself through education is advisable.  My comments are not meant to be of any political persuasion, nor am I an expert on this law.  However, there are a few important tips from irs.gov that I think you should consider prior to the enrollment deadline.

Basic Information:  Starting in 2014, if you get your health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, you may be eligible for the Premium Tax Credit.  This tax credit can help make purchasing health insurance coverage more affordable for people with moderate incomes.  The open enrollment period to purchase health insurance for 2014 through the Marketplace runs from October 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014.

The Department of Health and Human Services administers the requirements for the Marketplace and the health plans they offer.  For more information about your coverage options, financial assistance and the Marketplace, visit HealthCare.gov.  A special thanks to Darlene for your diligence and understanding the importance of connectivity.  What are your thoughts on ways to educate the public in your local communities?


E-mail me at christineroebuck@livemylifedebtfree.com

{Sincerely Chris}