Mid-State Clinic Expands Health Exchange Signup Assistance

Jan 7, 2014

Credit hopeclnc.org/

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Primary Care and Hope Clinic in Murfreesboro is expanding its efforts to help mid-state residents sign up for health insurance using the new online health care exchanges.

The clinic’s Cindy Rhea says computer glitches made navigating the new system challenging in October and November, but things started to improve in December.

Rhea says clinic counselors have now helped about 500 people with registration under the Affordable Care Act. She says most have been pleased with the insurance plans they qualify for.

“We’ve gotten a lot of people in who have been uninsurable for some type of medical condition that, you know, that insurance companies have turned them down. So now they’re able to get insurance and they’ve been pleased…for the most part people have been very happy.”

Rhea says the clinic is expanding its efforts. On each of the next three Fridays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. they’ll be hosting enrollment fairs at the clinic on Hope Way in Murfreesboro. Certified Application Counselors will assist individuals with online insurance enrollment and related issues.

Rhea says you should bring along Social Security numbers and birth dates for family members who will be covered, annual household income and tax filing status, policy numbers for any current health insurance, and information about any health insurance available through jobs.

You’ll find more information on the clinic's website.