Washington State Affordable Care Act Questions





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Published on Mar 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act Q&A from City of Seattle Women's and I&R Commissions with WA Health Exchange and King County Community Health Services. For questions list click on show more:
How do people sign up for Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program or other government-sponsored programs now? (0:46)
For families on TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) what do they need to do to keep their medical benefits?
The law states that those who are "lawfully present" must have health insurance. What does that mean, whom does "lawfully present" include? And who is exempt from the law? (3:12)
Can citizen children of undocumented parents get health insurance through the exchange? What about DREAMer eligible children? Are the children eligible only if they themselves are citizens?
What sort of information would the undocumented parents need to provide to sign up their children? (6:35)
My teenage (18 and younger) child has a job, do I have to count their income when filling out the application?
Is ICE able to see the information collected through the Exchange? Will immigration be notified of the location of undocumented parents if they sign their children up? Will any of the information, including things like medical histories, be made public? (7:39)
Low-income families can get help from the government with paying for their health insurance costs -- how does that work?
What are the coverage options for pregnant women - undocumented vs. documented? If a woman is on CHIP, should she wait to apply through the Exchange after she has her baby? Also a discussion of how the Alien Emergency Medical Act applies. (14:26)
If someone needs an interpreter but wants to enroll, where can they get help?(18:37)
As head of the household can someone apply for coverage for any elderly parent or does the parent need to complete their own application? Who counts as a member of the household when determining eligibility for Medicaid or other insurance? (19:52)
A portion of the immigrant & refugee community is unbankable, meaning they either do not have a bank account or are nervous about opening one -- is there any way for people without a bank account to participate in the Exchange? Prepaid cards perhaps?
When is the last day to enroll this year on the exchange? (27:09

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