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Got Coverage? There's Still Time To Get Healthcare Help In Bexar County

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Need to start looking for healthcare coverage but don't know where to start? Confused about what's going on with the Affordable Care Act? Get America Covered co-founder Joshua Peck, EnrollSA's Jose Ibarra, and KUT Austin reporter Ashley Lopez join  "The Source." 

Consumers have until Dec. 15 to sign up, renew or change healthcare coverage plans through the federal website Healthcare.gov.

Prices for monthly premiums are stable or falling across the U.S., which means many people are able to qualify for discounts. 

But despite a decline in the state's rates, Texas has the largest share of uninsured children in the country, according to research from the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University

Adding to the confusion, in past years, the enrollment period was longer than six weeks and the policy no longer has the same access to funding to fuel the process.

How can citizens get help navigating the sign-up process? What has changed with the Affordable Care Act? What options are available to Texans, especially in San Antonio? 


For more information about healthcare enrollment in Bexar County, call (210) 977-7997 or click here.

"The Source" is a live call-in program airing Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Leave a message before the program at (210) 615-8982. During the live show, call 210-614-8980, email thesource@tpr.org or tweet at @TPRSource. 

*This interview aired on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.