Meeting designed to explain Affordable Care Act

Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 06:14 PM.

Steve Chalk, of Chalk and Gibbs Insurance in Morehead City, said in a Tuesday morning presentation to members of the Havelock Chamber of Commerce that out-of-pocket medical expenses are capped at $6,350. He also pointed out that pediatric vision and dental is now required under health plans and that no more health questions will have to be answered to get insurance.

Businesses fall into categories of more than 50 or less than 50 full-time equivalent employees. Those less than 50 are not required to offer insurance to workers, but those with more than 50 are.

N.C. Rep. George Graham, D-Lenoir, who represents parts of Craven County, attended the Monday meeting in Harlowe and stressed that the political battle over healthcare reform failed to take into account that people are affected.

“People are real,” he told the crowd. “You are real people, and real people need education and need health care.”

For enrollment or other information on the Affordable Care Act, call 1-800-318-2596, or go online to www.healthcare.gov or www.enrollamerica.org.



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