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Making Sense of the ACA's Insurance Exchanges: Feds Bring Road Show to Maine
06/25/2013   Reported By: Tom Porter

According to federal law, all Americans must have health insurance by Jan. 1 next year. This coming October, consumers will be able to shop around for their own health care coverage in insurance "exchanges" or :marketplaces." To help us prepare for this "open enrollment" period, as it's called, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has kicked off its Health Insurance Marketplace education effort - which includes a Web site and a 24-hour call center. To explain what this means for consumers in Maine, Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter spoke with Raymond Hurd, regional administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS.

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Raymond Hurd

Raymond Hurd (right) is regional administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He spoke Monday with Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter.

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges.

You can also call customer service representatives toll free at 1-800-318-2596. Hearing impaired callers using TTY/TDD technology can dial 1-855-889-4325 for assistance.

Photo:  Tom Porter
 

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