ACA Open Enrollment Reopens, Help for QC Residents
Local groups want to help uninsured residents of the Illinois Quad Cities sign up for health care. The second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act has begun, and counselors are available.
UnityPoint Health Trinity in Rock Island is scheduling appointments through the February 15th deadline. Spokeswoman, Linaka Kain, says the goal is to let people know their options.
A group called The Project of the Quad Cities in Moline also has counselors on hand to help people sign up for health insurance.
Director, Wendy Kelly, says many people who don't have health insurance have little or no income.
Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act will end on February 15th. After that, the penalty for not having insurance will increase to $325 or 2 percent of annual adjusted income.