Article from SAMHSA News: Sign Up for Health Care Coverage

healthcare reform 2“Starting October 1, 2013, Americans who are uninsured or who buy their own health insurance coverage will have a new, hassle-free way to shop for insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace. The site provides easy-to-understand information about all coverage options for consumers.

To prepare for the Marketplace’s opening, the Federal Government has revamped its website. (A Spanish version is available at The government has also launched a new consumer call center: 800-318-2596.

“The new website and toll-free number have a simple mission: to make sure every American who needs health coverage has the information they need to make choices that are right for themselves and their families—or their businesses,” said U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

The website has information about benefits and key deadlines, and describes how the new Marketplace will work. There are also new resources, videos, and checklists.”

The article can be accessed at:,+heatlh+care+coverage,+marketplace&utm_campaign=SAMHSA+News+Fall+2013+-+ACA+eBlast

Additional articles in the Fall 2013 issue of SAMHA News include:

  • Veterans Court Provides Treatment and Support
  • Survey Shows Continued Reduction of Prescription Drug Use among Young Adults
  • Community Conversations on Mental Health Seek Solutions
  • Behavioral Health Resources for Times of Disaster

Source: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA News – Fall 2013