Cost savings found with ACA open enrollment

ACA signups

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The health care marketplace opened Saturday. Employees of Access Health Mahoning Valley were busy helping residents navigate the system.

The non-profit received a grant to help people sign up for plans under the Affordable Care Act. So far this year, they’ve helped about 1,000 people in the area sign up. Senator Sherrod Brown said the law has been good for the state.

“I am hopeful that this month more Ohioans will take advantage of it,” Brown said.

Bill Adams with Access Health Mahoning Valley said about 20,000 people have signed up in Trumbull and Mahoning counties.

Many people have found they qualify for free health care coverage, and others will receive tax credits depending on income. Adams said many will see nearly 75 percent of their premium paid.

“A lot of people who are signing up with us are happy to learn they qualify for Medicaid,” Adams said. “Medicaid expanded in Ohio and that is a real blessing for a lot of people.”

Open enrollment continues through February.

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