MCHD reps help locals sign up for ‘Obamacare’

The Mobile County Health Department is helping uninsured Americans navigate the new healthcare marketplace set up by the Affordable Care Act.

Every weekend at the Flea Market in West Mobile, Health Department representatives will be on hand to assist anyone who has questions about the marketplace, or who is interested in signing up.

Saturday, March 8, at the Flea Market, a number of locals were signing up for the federal health insurance.

One mother, who signed up Saturday, told FOX10 News Reporter Kati Weis she’s excited about having the opportunity to have healthcare for her children. Her response was translated from Spanish.

“I have small children, who are three and eight years old. At any moment, they’re able to get sick, or simply get hurt,” she said, “Then I have to take them to the hospital emergency room. It’s happened to me before and it’s really expensive, very, very expensive.”

Certified application counselors will be present at the Flea Market from 9 a.m. until noon every weekend through the month of March.

Counselors will also be available on weekdays at all Mobile County Health Department sites from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

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