One of the key concerns has been that many people who would qualify for insurance under the exchange don't know anything about the program. About half of Americans say they do not have enough information about the health reform law to understand how it will impact their own family, a share that rises among the uninsured and low-income households, according to a poll conducted through the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Grant said signing up for insurance, regardless of whether a person has done it before, can be overwhelming.
Many of the people who qualify for coverage under the health insurance exchange are the “working poor” and typically work for employers who cannot afford to offer health insurance, she said.
“It's not something that all Oklahomans embrace, but the fact of the matter is — it's here, and we want Oklahomans to know what their choices are and the best routes to take, and that is what this funding is designed to do,” Grant said.
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... It's here, and we want Oklahomans to know what their choices are and the best routes to take, and that is what this funding is designed to do.”
Judy Grant, interim executive director of Oklahoma Primary Care Association