The government is shut down and the folks we voted into office ain’t doing their j-o-b-s. In the meantime, however, state insurance marketplaces have rolled out and those seeking insurance or to change providers and policies can start shopping.
But…what on earth does it all mean?
For women, it means that we can (apparently) get some free birth control.
Beyond that, however, I can’t really tell you the details. As a small business owner who’s paid for my own individual health insurance since 2008, however, I’m looking forward to finding out.
If you’re like me, you might want to head on over to an event the YWCA is having tomorrow (Thursday, October 10).
THE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: What will it mean for you, for women, and for families in Boulder County? will be hosted by the Boulder County YWCA.
Here are the event details:
Date: Thursday, October 10
Location/Address: 2222 14th Street, Boulder
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
They’ll be offering wine and refreshments following the completion of the lecture.
Drop-in childcare will be available on a sliding fee basis for those in need. Healthcare is confusing enough without feeling like you now have to understand these new “marketplaces.” Be sure to share this information with someone you know who might be having the same questions. It’s awesome that our local YWCA is hosting educational and Q&A events such as this one to help educate the public and demystify the new marketplace options.
Be sure to RSVP if you can for this free community event. It will help the YWCA plan space and childcare!