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Help with the ACA: Programs that Address the High Cost of Care

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: The ACA plans all seem to come with high out-of-pocket costs. Are there resources for people who still can't afford care?
Air Date: 11/2/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Marianne Eterno, President of Government Relations for GTL
Marianne EternoMarianne Eterno began her insurance career in 1987 at the former Golden Rule Insurance Company in Indianapolis, Indiana, and moved to Chicago in 1992, when she accepted a position with Celtic Insurance Company.

Marianne came to Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company (GTL) in 1996, as a compliance and government relations consultant, and formally joined the company in 1997. As Assistant Vice President of Government Relations, she represents GTL in both the state and federal arenas, drives coalition development for the company, and serves as the company's media and public relations spokesperson.

In addition to sitting on committees for every major insurance trade association, Marianne serves on the Board of Directors of RetireSafe, a 400,000 member grassroots advocacy organization for senior citizens and as the Executive Director for the Council for Affordable Health Insurance.
Help with the ACA: Programs that Address the High Cost of Care
Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a healthcare reform law that is set out to improve and expand access to care for more Americans.

Since it came into effect in 2010, the ACA has has some setbacks.

But, it has already helped many people.

What if ACA plans are still too expensive for your income, are there programs that can help with high-cost care?

Marianne Eterno, President of Government Relations for GTL, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the ACA and what resources are available for someone who may not be able to afford care.
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