#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – Nov.16 – The pitch for health care coverage is being made at nail salons, pizzerias, mosques and even bars.
As thesecond enrolment period under President Barack Obama’s health care law begins, advocates are employing new tactics and expanding old ones to reach people who need insurance.
Some groups are targeting populations they believe slipped through the cracks during the last enrolment period.
The Hills By David McCabe said HealthCare.gov — the ObamaCare federal insurance marketplace that failed to properly launch last year — opened for its second enrolment period Saturday with only minor glitches.
In the first eight hours after it opened, roughly 23,000 people nationwide successfully submitted applications to enroll or re-enroll in health insurance plans, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said while visiting a center in Virginia where workers were helping people sign up for insurance.