The deadline to sign up for an insurance plan with the Affordable Care Act is rapidly approaching. Whether you agree with the politics behind the plan, the fact is that all Americans are required to secure health insurance or face a penalty. The Madison County Health Department is one place you can go locally to find your way through the maze of plans.
Kara Hughes says if you already have insurance, you don’t have to do anything, but you can still go online to shop for a better deal.
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She says they aren't the only agency that is enrolling people, so if you are approached by someone claiming to be able to help, make sure you ask for identification. Hughes says there have been some scammers using Obamacare as the basis for their schemes.
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