Less than $50 a Month Can Get You Health Insurance

Get Covered America visited Triton College to talk to students about their new insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. Volunteers with the national, non-profit organization set up a table during the Health Fair on February 6th to answer questions about the new insurance Marketplace.

 “We’re here to tell students that new insurance options are here and financial help is available,” said Kaitlyn Rowney, State Communications Lead for Get Covered America. “Many students aren’t aware of the new low-cost and even no-cost insurance plans. And no one can be denied coverage due to preexisting conditions.”

 According to the Department of Health and Human Services, around half of young adults aged 18 to 34 who are eligible for coverage through the Marketplace can find a plan for less than $50 a month. All plans must cover all the important benefits, including prescriptions, doctor visits, hospitalizations, preventative care, mental health care and more.

 “Triton College students deserve the peace of mind that comes with being insured,” said Rowney. “Having insurance means you’re not one broken bone or unexpected illness away from financial disaster.”

 If you have questions about the new Marketplace, the financial help available or how to sign-up, visit www.GetCoveredAmerica.org. You have until March 31st to sign up for coverage in 2014, but the sooner you sign-up, the sooner your coverage can start.

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