Health Insurance Marketplace
The Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the health insurance “exchange”) is a new way to find quality health coverage in your area. It can help if you presently do not have health insurance or if you are in search of other options. When you use the Health Insurance Marketplace, you'll fill out an application and see all the health plans available in your area. You'll provide some information about your household size and income to find out if you can get lower costs on your monthly premiums for private insurance plans. You'll learn if you qualify for lower out-of-pocket costs. The Marketplace will also tell you if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage available through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Open enrollment begins Oct. 1, 2013, but individuals may apply for Medicaid or CHIP at any time. Most Americans will be eligible to use the Marketplace. Learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace by clicking here.
Lorain County Community Action Agency (LCCAA) announced its partnership with Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) this holiday season to give coats to kids through the Operation Warm program. "All across America and in every community there are families struggling to meet their basic needs, said Jackie Boehnlein, LCCAA President and CEO. "We wanted to help ensure that children feel warm, healthy and valued this holiday season."
The Operation Warm events took place in Oberlin Home and Southside Gardens this week. Pictured is a family from the Southside Gardens event. On November 19 the event will take place at Wilkes Villa and November 24 at Westview Terrace/Leavitt.
The events will take place at each LMHA complex between the hours of 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.