Group Rallies as Missouri Health Exchange Opens
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A group backing President Barack Obama's agenda is handing out information as the new online health insurance marketplace opens.
Organizing for Action will promote the exchange Tuesday night at the J.C. Nichols Parkway at the Country Club Plaza. The group formed out of Obama's re-election campaign also is offering volunteer training to help guide people to the appropriate resources.
The online insurance exchange in Missouri is being operated by the federal government after state lawmakers and then voters rejected a state-run system. Consumers have until March to enroll, or by Dec. 15 if they want coverage starting Jan. 1.
The online marketplaces are for those who don't receive employer-sponsored health coverage or certain residents eligible for workplace plans but looking for better deals.