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‘The Doctor Is In’ With An Rx For The New Insurance Marketplace

Sep 16, 2013

A new national poll shows Americans say they would trust their doctors the most to give them information about the Affordable Care Act and the new health insurance marketplaces.  But the Kaiser Family Foundation survey says people aren’t turning to their doctors to learn more.

The Texas Medical Association wants to get doctors and patients engaged in a conversation about the healthcare law and new insurance marketplaces.  TMA has launched an online campaign called “Hey, Doc”.

TMA officials say “Hey Doc” will answer questions about the new marketplaces objectively, leaving politics out of it.

The marketplaces open for enrollment October 1st.  The Affordable Care Act requires that most individuals have health insurance, starting in 2014.  And the online marketplaces will provide one stop shopping, with comparisons of different packages.

The first of the weekly “Hey Doc” sessions explains the marketplace and why we should care.