The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire
Morton Comprehensive Health Services will provide Marketplace Health Insurance enrollment during regular office hours at its main clinic, 1334 N. Lansing Ave., through Dec. 15. Also, Morton will offer additional opportunities for enrollment assistance on two Saturdays, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. There is no charge for this service.
Morton has certified staff to assist individuals applying for or renewing their health care insurance through the Marketplace exchange.
In addition, through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program, Morton will offer Marketplace enrollment services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Included in this HIV/AIDS program, Morton will provide specific information on coverage for medical care and essential support services.
“Morton understands the value of individuals having health care coverage. Morton’s mission has been to increase access to health care and to improve health outcomes since 1921. Assisting Tulsans with Marketplace enrollment is a great opportunity to support their efforts to obtain health care insurance,” said Susan Savage, CEO of Morton.
Medicare enrollment assistance is available through Dec. 7.
For more information, visit www.healthcare.gov or www.mortonhealth.org or call (918) 295-6959.
Important dates for 2020 Marketplace Insurance:
Nov. 1 2020 Marketplace Insurance Open Enrollment Period begins
Nov. 16 Morton provides enrollment assistance (Saturday)
Dec. 14 Morton provides enrollment assistance (Saturday)
Dec. 15 2020 Marketplace Insurance Open Enrollment ends
Jan. 1 2020 coverage starts for those who enroll or change Marketplace Insurance plans by Dec. 15.
Affordable Care Act/Marketplace Enrollment
The health care law makes affordable health care coverage possible for more people. A key goal is to insure Americans who have not been able to afford or access health coverage while promoting preventive care for many people and assuring an individual’s and his/her family good health and well-being. Morton provides free one-on-one technical support and assistance.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS program
According to the Health Resources and Services Administration of U.S. Department of Human Services website, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medication for people living with HIV to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations.
Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and with accreditation from The Joint Commission, is one of Oklahoma’s largest community health centers in the state. For 97 years, Morton has provided comprehensive medical, dental and ancillary services to individuals regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin or one’s ability to pay for services. Morton operates five (5) locations and a satellite office in northeastern Oklahoma. Morton is Joint Commission accredited, is a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and is a Tulsa Area United Way Partner Agency. For more information, visit http://www.mortonhealth.org or call (918) 587-2171.