Free help with Affordable Health Care Act available in McAlester [McAlester News-Capital, Okla.]
|By Jeanne LeFlore, McAlester News-Capital, Okla.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"My job is to help individuals and business owners understand the coverage options available through the new
She said she helps determine eligibility and assist with enrollment.
Walker said she can also help with referrals for other government programs such as Sooner Care.
She said she's been trained for several different insurance programs including the Affordable Care Act's
"Many people have questions about the new Affordable Care Act and I help reassure them and I help them get enrolled," Walker said.
"Most people are happy when they find out what insurance is available to them."
She said enrollment in the Marketplace started in October and the coverage will start
Walker said many of the people she helps are senior citizens and others who don't have access to the Internet and need help applying for health insurance.
She said she was born and raised in
"A lot of this is new and it can be scary when you are making such big decisions and I want to help people as much as I can," Walker said.
She said she's working with the
She also available to give presentations to local businesses to help explain the new insurance options, she said.
Meanwhile Walker said she understands the changes can be scary and many people have uncertain opinions about the Affordable Care Act.
"The unknown is scary, but we have to start somewhere and this is a step in the right direction." Walker said.
She is available in her office Monday through Friday from
Contact her at 918-426-0900.
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