Subsidies Stay!On June 25th, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its ruling in the King v. Burwell case. The 6-3 Court ruling means that subsidies will continue to be available for the hundreds of thousands of Ohioans who have purchased coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
This ruling is a victory for working Ohioans. Our state is one of 34 that the Court decision affects because we operate on a federal exchange. A majority of the Health Center patients in Ohio are low-income and rely on the subsidies to maintain their coverage and options to care.
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling affirms what Community Health Centers across Ohio see firsthand every day – access to quality health care AND coverage ensure good health. It is a victory for Ohioans that rely on the subsidies to maintain their coverage and options to care.”
“Ohio’s Community Health Centers provide free in-person enrollment assistance and education to individuals and families seeking health coverage – many for the first time. This ruling ensures that individuals who previously delayed seeking care can keep their coverage and continue to receive high-quality health care.”
“Ohio’s Community Health Center Certified Application Counselors (CAC) can answer consumer questions about all types of health care coverage, eligibility and enrollment periods. Open Enrollment for the Marketplace begins November 1, 2015, however some may qualify for a Special Enrollment period due to life events like marriage, a permanent move or a change in job status. In addition, Ohioans may be eligible for Medicaid, which enrolls year-round."
Have questions? Contact Julie DiRossi-King or Teresa Rios-Bishop