Several laptops sat in a largely empty auditorium Thursday, unused by anyone seeking information about the Affordable Care Act.
Meanwhile, thousands of people nationwide continue online attempts to sign up for private health insurance plans through the federal health insurance marketplace website.
Tonya Coffey hopes that some of those folks will trickle into the educational events that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is hosting about the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare.”
Coffey is in charge of the events and hopes to educate as many Oklahomans as possible about the federal health insurance exchanges, created through the Affordable Care Act.
“Most of the people we have talked to have been really excited they're going to have the opportunity to do this and really excited that they're going to be able to actually be covered and have health insurance when they've never been able to do it before,” Coffey said.
HealthCare.gov is the website that hosts the federal health insurance marketplace where people can sign up for private health insurance. Some Oklahomans qualify for discounted coverage, depending on their household income.