The City of San Antonio has launched a new webpage to raise awareness of the Affordable Care Act and highlight information about the Health Insurance Marketplace for community members interested in signing up for health insurance coverage.
“There are more than 300,000 San Antonians who don't have health insurance. This new website reflects our commitment to give San Antonio residents and businesses the tools they need to make informed decisions about their health. Please ‘Enroll SA’ and get the affordable coverage you deserve,” said Mayor Julián Castro.
Effective January 2014, the Affordable Care Act mandates that most people be required to have health insurance. Coverage can be through an employer, a government program such as Medicaid or Medicare, or insurance bought online through what is called the “Health Insurance Marketplace.” Beginning Oct. 1, San Antonions can sign up for health insurance for themselves and their families online through the Marketplace.
The City’s new webpage is targeted to independent or unemployed workers who do not currently have health insurance coverage; small business employees and owners; freelancers; and others who are shopping for more affordable coverage. The webpage offers users a basic outline about the Affordable Care Act, what the different health plans must cover, who is eligible for reduced premiums and other useful information for small business owners or for those who wish to help. The website also features a Public Service Announcement from Mayor Castro and provides several links to additional resources.
For more information or to view the new webpage, visit the City's website.