By Emily McKinley, Health Information Specialist The insurance Marketplaces (also known as Exchanges) opened on October 1, and in the past month, they have been problematic. Unfortunately, design flaws have plagued the federally-run exchange site, www.healthcare.gov, which has contributed to increased criticism of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as well as frustration and, in some cases, panic from consumers. Family Voices is closely watching the activity of the exchanges and wishes to help the families we serve as they consider their insurance options. In that vein, we wish to share tips and updates about ACA deadlines and policies. · Have patience. Truly, we are all anxious to see how the law plays out, and we are all hoping for the best. Having limited access to the web-based application has frustrated many consumers (including us!). If you do not wish to purchase insurance on www.healthcare.gov or do not have the patience to do so, you have o
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