The offices of the Legal Aid Society were “packed,” said John Foley, a supervising attorney for the group, a government-designated navigator for the law.
News Story (Florida, Texas)
Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg
June 6, 2014
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Tags: Health Care, Unbundling
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
Alexis Aquino, of Lake Worth, Florida, said she signed up yesterday after seeing a sign promoting the law with a phone number for Foley’s group. Aquino, 30, who works at a jewelry store, said she wasn’t aware of the March 31 deadline and hadn’t previously tried to sign up for health coverage.
Aquino said she had been an actor and uninsured for “many years,” and wasn’t very familiar with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. “Now that I’m trying to get back on my feet it’s kind of like, OK, you need to get health insurance,” she said in a phone interview.
Aquino said she considers herself healthy and previously paid for doctors’ appointments out-of-pocket. She chose a plan from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida for $31 a month, after subsidies.