Affordable Healthcare

Updated: Wednesday, December 18 2013, 04:02 PM CST
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By: Fox S.A. Staff

Still so many uninsured people in Bexar County are having trouble getting online to the market place to enroll for health insurance. 

Some say that's why they've chosen not to go online yet because of so many issues.

Consumers including those on care link, a financial assistance program, are finding another way around the problem.

Regardless of the glitches they are still encouraging people to start the process.

Now they're relying on paper applications or enrolling over the phone.

Dr. Virgina Mika says their staff has been assisting people complete applications over the phone because then they know right away if they are eligible or not.

Joy Mccollum is trying to get healthcare assistance for her heart problems.

Carelink certified application counselors will help her soon find out if she is eligible for carelink or the health exchange.

Carelink members are required to make payments towards medical bills.

Administrators believe some will find a plan on the exchange that will be just as affordable.

They are asking people to look at the plans and pick the one that best fits their needs.

University health system is asking all Bexar county residents on Carelink who want to enroll for the health exchanges to continue the process. 

You can call at 210-358-3350 or email carelink@uhs-sa.Com for appointments or questions.

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June 25, 2015

2017 (From

• States can implement their own plans which meet the standards of ObamaCare such as single-payer. (similar to ObamaCare, but instead of buying private insurance everyone pays a tax and everyone has coverage)

• Provides states flexibility to allow businesses with more than 100 employees to purchase coverage in the SHOP Exchange

• No more preexisting conditions for anyone including high-risk customers.


• All healthcare plans (including plans held since before preventive care was required) must now offer preventive coverage.

• The “Cadillac” tax for higher quality coverage for individuals and employers purchasing insurance for employees is put in place.


• ObamaCare fully eliminates the Medicare Gap (instead of just offering rebates to seniors).

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