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How Obamacare Affects Seniors

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The new policy most commonly known as Obamacare has many people confused, especially seniors.

KULR-8 received many calls from seniors concerned with how the Affordable Care Act will affect them, and what it will do to their Medicare. But those with Medicare coverage reportedly have nothing to worry about.

"Seniors can continue to have their medicare coverage just as they always have and they will purchase their supplements outside of these new Marketplaces. So they will not be affected what-so-ever," says Monica Lindeen, Montana Insurance Commissioner.

According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, there have been 4.7 million unique visits to the Marketplace website. Here in Montana, we are still experiencing glitches with the system. RiverStone Health Managers are hopeful the site will be fully operational within a few days.

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