If you are receiving DC Alliance, Medicaid and/or Medicare benefits, you might be wondering how the implementation of Health Care Reform (or Obamacare) affects you and your health insurance benefits.
You may be receiving calls or visits from people who are trying to get you to provide money or personal information to sign up for plans that you don't need. Or you may just be seeing advertisements about how health insurance is changing and be concerned about your benefits changing as well.
With the generous support of the Community Health Foundation, several local legal services and advocacy organizations have sponsored a website to provide information about the effect of Health Care Reform implementation on Alliance, Medicaid and Medicare in the District:
Sponsors include: AARP DC, Bread for the City, Consumer Health Foundation, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Legal Counsel for the Elderly and Whitman-Walker Health.
On this website, you can get fact sheets about these programs as well as a list of organizations that can help with questions and appeals regarding these benefits as well as those who can help with enrollments into private plans through dchealthlink.com (or the DC Health Exchange).
The American Heart Association has also prepared a visual graphic to help consumers understand what’s unfolding, including contact information for enrollment and support.