ISU Extension explains Health Care Exchange

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KIMT News 3 – While lawmakers stay in a stalemate over budget spending, the Healthcare Exchange program is up and running for it’s first day.

Those with the Iowa State Extension office are working to help others better understand the new affordable health care act or Obamacare as the online exchange begins.

They say that the figures can be confusing to most but their goal is to try to help others understand how the healthcare system works.

“The class that I’m offering and Extension is offering statewide that one is to show people how to buy insurance. You need to figure that how much you actually need so that you’re not buying more insurance then you really need,” said Brenda Schmitt with Iowa State Extension Office.

The marketplace works as a new way for health care information to be delivered and some say keeping costs down relies on the number of people they can attract.

“It’s kind of one stop shop when you sign into it. You’ll be looking for insurance but it will also tell you other things you qualified for. So there maybe other programs that you can get help on,” said Schmitt.

Follow the link below to begin your application on the Healthcare Exchange.

https://www.healthcare.gov/

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