By Emily McKinley, Health Information Specialist As the year is coming to its end, the debate centering on the Affordable Care Act is charging full-steam ahead. As with any change, this one is hard, and depending upon each consumer’s seat, the reasons vary widely. Some consumers are discouraged by the inaccessibility of www.healthcare.gov and are anxiously awaiting an opportunity to submit applications and view their coverage options. Each day Family Voices is receiving reports that the website is running more smoothly, and meanwhile more consumers are accessing the information they need. Consumers may also submit an application over the phone by calling 1-800-318-2596, via mail, or in-person. To find an in-person assister, visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov . Be sure to be aware of any deadlines if you choose a mail in option. Some consumers have had previous coverage cancelled and are uncertain about what changes will bring for them. President Obama announced
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