To the Editor,
Despite the discussions in Washington DC regarding the repeal of “Obamacare,” the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land. That’s why it’s important that everyone make sure they have health insurance coverage before Tuesday, January 31, 2017–the deadline for the NYS health care exchange.
As someone who has bought coverage off the NYS health exchange for two years, I have found the exchange to be reasonably efficient, affordable and the coverage to be of better quality than I was previously available.
To help residents access the exchange, Westchester County Health Department has a team of certified “Navigators” available to help residents. Navigators can provide in person assistance to individuals, families, and small businesses and their employees at the time of initial enrollment or when renewing health coverage.
You can call the DOH at (914) 995-6350 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays to reach a navigator. You can also call the NYSDOH Marketplace at (855) 355-5777 for help.
According to a recent report by the United Way, some 1 in 10 residents of our Village lack health insurance, so it is important that this information be disseminated widely.