Representative helps residents meet Obamacare deadline - KLFY News 10

Representative helps residents meet Obamacare deadline

 

Residents in the Lafayette area now have help enrolling in health insurance required by the federal Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare.

Representative Vincent J. Pierre (D-Lafayette) hosted at his district office a sign-up day with expert assistance provided by a representative of Health Agents for America. Pierre said those who miss the deadline will face a penalty of $95 dollar or one-percent of income, whichever is greater. Pierre said he will be present to provide his personal remarks and take questions from residents.

"The deadline is March 31," Pierre said, "and I want to make sure we do everything we can to assist our citizens in need to take advantage of this program by helping them enroll. I want to make sure everyone has access to healthcare by being insured, and I don't want anyone to face a penalty."

Pierre also reminded that a single person making between $11,490 and $45,960 will receive a subsidy to help pay for insurance; that no one will be turned down for coverage, there are no health questions.

Residents may apply on the official ACA website, www.healthcare.gov  may seek the assistance of a licensed agent or use the assistance provided in his office on Saturday. This assistance is free and confidential.

Pierre's sign-up was held Saturday, March 29 from 10:00 am to 1:00 PM at his district office, 800 W. Congress, Suite A.

 

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