Raven Radio hosted a special half-hour program on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act on January 4th, featuring Monique Martin, a health care policy adviser to the Commissioner of Health and Social Services and Andrea Thomas (907-966-8883), the SEARHC outreach/enrollment coordinator in Sitka.with experts interested in helping you obtain health care insurance. It’s not too late to get health insurance: Enrollment is open through the end of January, and if you qualify for Medicaid you can enroll ANY TIME. With KCAW’s Robert Woolsey.
Note: Alaskans eligible for Medicaid can enroll at any time at healthcare.gov, by calling 1-800-318-2596, or by visiting any Public Assistance Office.
For Alaskans eligible for health insurance in the marketplace, the enrollment deadline is January 30, 2016. Please visit healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596 for complete information.
People enroll for Medicaid the same way they enroll for health insurance in the marketplace: by going online to healthcare.gov, calling the 24-hour number (1-800-318-2596), or filling out a paper application. Local clinics, and agencies like The United Way (in Alaska dial 2-1-1), public assistance centers, and MyAlaska — the state’s web portal — can all steer people in the right direction.