One week left to enroll for health insurance

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
If people don’t meet the deadline, they won’t be covered for the year and will have to wait to enroll in November and won’t be covered until 2015.

The penalty is either 1% of a person’s yearly household income or $95 a person for the year.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) – People have exactly one week to enroll for either insurance under the Affordable Care act or private insurance.

Open enrollment ends on March 31 and people won’t be able to get so-called “Obamacare” until next year and will have to pay a fee. According to HealthCare.gov, if people don’t meet the deadline, they won’t be covered for the year and will have to wait to enroll in November and won’t be covered until 2015.

Tonight on KGNS News at Ten, reporter Christian von Preysing gives us more on this story.

HERE ARE SOME LOCAL PLACES TO GO TO ENROLL:

Gateway Community Health Center
956-523-3622

Wesley Health and Wellness Center
210-922-6922

City of Laredo Health Dept.
956-795-4937, 956-795-4944, or 956-795-4918

Laredo Medical Center
956-796-2860

Doctors Hospital of Laredo
956-523-2700 or 956-523-2037

Centro Aztlan
956-724-6244

South Texas Development Council
956-722-3995

First Source Solutions
956-523-2038

Methodist Health Care Ministries
210-692-0234

Molina Health Care
956-728-5700


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