WICHITA, Kansas – For Samantha Raulsten’s family, it has been seven years of living without health insurance.
“Right now, my daughter and I are currently without insurance.” Raulsten hopes that the Affordable Care Act will change that.
She was one of nearly 50 people who stopped by the Urban League to sign up Thursday.
The organization partnered with Liberty Benefit Consultations to hold its first to many sessions. They hope it will help those who need it.
“We want them to be well informed and even with the act that is coming out, if people don’t know what they are getting in to, they may go and pick the wrong service,” said Kevin Andrews, Urban League Interim Director.
Consultants worked with each person, helping them sift through the paperwork and websites and find out how much it’ll cost and, most importantly, be signed up and in the system when the law kicks in on January 1st.
“There’s a large percentage of people in this zip code alone that don’t have medical insurance, or who are unemployed or under employed who have an opportunity to come down and find out.”
The Urban League will be holding sign ups every Thursday until the end of November to help people get signed up.