How can the library help with The Affordable Care Act?
The Affordable Care Act includes sweeping changes and a number of options in healthcare coverage. There are a wide variety of resources available online that provide information about these options, and how to choose what is best for you. The staff of the Westerville Public Library can direct patrons to those resources.
Making the correct healthcare choices requires an understanding of each person’s or family’s unique health and financial circumstances. Members of the Westerville Public Library staff are not trained or licensed to provide advice or to assist you in selecting a specific health plan, but can provide information and direction to public resources about the Affordable Care Act that will help you make your own choices.
Apply for health insurance now through HealthCare.gov.
People Who Can Help
Ohio Association of Foodbanks
51 North High Street, Suite 761
Columbus, OH 43215-3007
Ohio State Total Health and Wellness
1492 East Broad St. Suite 1203
Columbus, OH 43215 (map)
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am - 5pm; Wednesday: 8am - 12pm
Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Assistance
Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services
1721 Northland Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229 (map)
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm
Delaware County Department of Job & Family Services
140 North Sandusky 2nd Floor
Delaware, OH 43015-1789 (map)
740-833-2300 or 800-899-3180 (toll free)
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:15am-4:30pm
Licking County Department of Job & Family Services
74 South 2nd Street
Newark, OH 43058-5030 (map)
888-895-2790 (toll free)
Hours: Monday-Friday: 7am-5pm
Not a native English speaker? Call 1-800-318-2596 for assistance in languages other than English
Need help with Small Business Health Options (SHOP)? Call 1-800-706-7893
Websites answer FAQ about the Affordable Care Act
Online Collections about the Affordable Care Act
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Need more information? Check out these books about Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act.