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Feds Provide Obamacare Exchange Info Ahead of Oct. 1 Opening
COLUMBUS (Chris Vanocur/Ken Hines) -- Government officials are providing information about Obamacare insurance exchanges just days before Ohio's version begins operation.
Starting October 1, more than a million uninsured Ohioans can find coverage on the online marketplace, which is intended by its creators to allow consumers to shop for the best prices from competing providers.
The process of obtaining insurance through the exchange can be confusing, admits Health Policy Institute of Ohio President Amy Rohling McGee, but helpful information is available through a federal website.
"There will be people available to help you figure this out," McGee said.
Information about the exchange, including available plans, pricing, and tax subsidies, is now available online at healthcare.gov.
As the opening of the exchange draws near, critics continue to voice displeasure with the law that allowed for its creation, including Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, who said Thursday she is "very concerned" about Obamacare.
Republican lawmakers on the federal level have been more aggressive with their criticism, making repeated attempts to defund the legislation before its full implementation.