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Affordable Care Act help available today

By Staff | Mar 21, 2014

Help will be available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Estherville Public Library for people wanting to apply for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

And now is a good time to enroll, with a March 31 deadline coming up in just a little over a week.

Joy Janachovsky, Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. Affordable Care Act marketplace specialist, will be at the library to answer questions. Help will be on a come-and-go basis and no pre-registration is needed.

Javachovsky said a lot of people have questions on how to enroll at healthcare.gov. While she does not directly input the information to apply for health insurance, she can show people how. As an ACA marketplace specialist, Janachovsky can show how to access assistance and she can also answer questions about aspects of the Affordable Care Act.

“Anybody really is eligible,” said Janachovsky, noting that eligibility is based on finances.