What is the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), known more simply as “health care reform,” the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed by the U.S. Congress in 2010. The law has been designed to:

  • Lower the cost of health care and coverage for all Americans
  • Increase access to primary care providers and specialists
  • Add to preventive care and prescription benefits
  • Give more rights and help to insured patients
  • Extend young adults’ coverage under their parents’ insurance
  • Offer coverage to those with pre-existing health conditions

Who can help you?

For the first time this year, we are using NC Connector. It is a statewide scheduler designed to help consumers connect with an Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator near them to find out more about Health Insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. For other questions outside of making an appointment for the first call, call one of our Coordinators listed below.

Alamance County
Charles Drew Community Health Center & Burlington Community Health Center
336-260-2720 (bilingual)  –  “Se Habla Español”

Scott Community Health Center
919-357-8216

Caswell/Person County
Prospect Hill Community Health Center
336-639-0427 (bilingual)  –  “Se Habla Español”

Chatham County
Moncure Community Health Center
919-710-1554

Siler City Community Health Center
919-357-8216

Orange County
Carrboro Community Health Center
919-724-5227 (bilingual)  –  “Se Habla Español”

Open Enrollment: November 1-January 31, 2017

Where do you go to find out if you qualify for ACA healthcare coverage?

Alamance County
Charles Drew Community Health Center & Burlington Community Health Center
336-260-2720 (bilingual)  –  “Se Habla Español”

Scott Community Health Center
919-357-8216

Caswell/Person County
Prospect Hill Community Health Center
336-639-0427 (bilingual)  –  “Se Habla Español”

Chatham County
Moncure Community Health Center
919-710-1554

Siler City Community Health Center
919-357-8216

Orange County
Carrboro Community Health Center
919-724-5227 (bilingual)  –  “Se Habla Español”

Marketplace Call Center: 1-800-318-2596 or call one of the Coordinators for assistance if you have questions.

 

The Open Enrollment period for 2017 coverage is:   November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017 After January 31, 2017, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
The “Marketplace” is the general collective name for state and federal health insurance exchanges. It was created to help uninsured Americans find and select a health insurance plan.

Expect to see varied levels of coverage and associated costs. Make sure to explore your options fully to ensure you find the coverage you want at a price that’s right for you.