Friday, June 13, 2014

How do you spell relief? Obamacare

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The UAMS College of Public Health has released results of a project, done in cooperation with Arkansas Community Organizations, to talk to people who signed up for health insurance coverage either through the new marketplace or the private option expansion of Medicaid, all a product of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

The people interviewed had the well-known problems in the signup process. And understanding coverage isn't easy. But once insured? Here's the summary:

Nearly all of the interviewees reported challenges accessing health care before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

· Their difficulties in the enrollment process varied with electronic, paper and over-the-phone applications, but more than half did not report problems.

· One-third of the participants did not fully understand all the details of their health insurance plans.

· All individuals interviewed described feelings of relief knowing they had coverage.

· About half of the individuals expressed gratitude that their insurance plans had no cost-sharing components.

Here's the full report.

DHS will sponsor a public forum on the private option from 1 to 4 p.m. today in Room 115 of the Dodd Wilson Education building.

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