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"Obamacare Enrollment Team" helps Detroiters sign up for healthcare

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Participants meeting with members of the "Obamacare Enrollment Team" Participants meeting with members of the "Obamacare Enrollment Team"
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Thousands of people in the Detroit area either don't have insurance or are going to lose their health insurance. The "Obamacare Enrollment Team" met with Detroit residents Wednesday afternoon, helping them sign up for healthcare.

Effective January 1st Thomas Cattron and his wife will lose their health insurance. They are both retirees from the city of Detroit and are among thousands who will be forced to either sign up for their spouses insurances, or purchase insurance through the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare."  Considering he and his wife both retired from the city "Obamacare" is their only option.

The "Obamacare Enrollment Team" is working to make sure Detroiters get the best coverage possible through the Affordable Care Act.

"It's one thing to just send an individual to a website where they can decide for themselves, possibly at some level, which policy is best for them. It's another to use a licensed professional who can help you decide, help you to come through what specifically meets your needs," says Cory Lloyd, a member of the team.

The team's name and logo makes it seem like they're connected to the federal government, but they're not. The team is actually a subsidiary of 'Fiorela Insurance', a national company headquartered in Florida.

Between Wednesday and Friday insurance agents along with paid and unpaid volunteers expect to help five thousand Detroiters sign up for health insurance.

"Most of the individuals that we are helping out here are very price sensitive, and Blue Cross Blue Shield and Humana have the two free plans in the area," Lloyd says.  

70 plans in all, though, are available in Michigan. You can research the other plans by checking out healthcare.gov.

LINK: Click here to visit healthcare.gov >>

Regardless of which plan you choose the law requires everyone to buy health insurance.

Other events sponsored by the "Obamacare Enrollment Team":

Thursday, October 17th
Wayne County Community College District Downtown Campus
801 W. Fort Street
9am-7pm

Thursday, October 17th
Great Faith Ministries International
10735 Grand River Ave.
9am-7pm

Friday, October 18th
Wayne County Community College
5901 Conner
9am-7pm
Healthcare counselors will be on-site to walk residents through the process of signing up for health insurance.

The healthcare fairs are free. Attendees are required to bring their I.D.

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