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Health Insurance Sign-Up Help Available Dec. 4

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
November 27, 2017
Posted in: Announcements

Mon Valley Initiative and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh will hold a health insurance enrollment event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at MVI's offices, 305 E. Eighth Ave., Homestead.

A spokesman said healthcare "navigators" from YWCA will provide free, one-on-one assistance to help with enrollment. Navigators can also provide advice about the Medicaid and CHIP programs.

Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends Dec. 15, an earlier deadline than in previous years. In addition, the federal government has been closing the healthcare.gov website on Sundays during the enrollment period in what critics of the Trump administration are calling an attempt to discourage people from purchasing health insurance on the federal marketplace.

Although open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace closes Dec. 15, enrollment for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, or "CHIP," are open year-round.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a healthcare navigator from YWCA, call (412) 255-1471 or visit the YWCA website.

(Submitted photo courtesy YWCA Greater Pittsburgh.)

Conflict of Interest Note: The editor of Tube City Almanac is employed by Mon Valley Initiative. Opinions expressed at Tube City Almanac are not those of Mon Valley Initiative. No remuneration is exchanged between Mon Valley Initative and Tube City Community Media Inc. In addition, information supplied to Tube City Almanac by Mon Valley Initiative is also shared with all other area news media.

Originally published November 27, 2017.

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