How Obamacare Affects Seniors - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

How Obamacare Affects Seniors

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

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.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Laurel Police Seize "Significant" Amount of Marijuana

    Laurel Police Seize "Significant" Amount of Marijuana

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:29:38 GMT
    Laurel police officers seize several marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia, and what they believe to be dried marijuana at a Laurel home early Tuesday morning.
    Laurel police officers seize several marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia, and what they believe to be dried marijuana at a Laurel home early Tuesday morning.
  • Obamacare Means New Tax Form for Users

    Obamacare Means New Tax Form for Users

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:48:09 GMT
    If you got healthcare through Obamacare in Montana, you need to pay attention to this when it comes to your taxes.
    If you got healthcare through Obamacare in Montana, you need to pay attention to this when it comes to your taxes.
  • Jodi Lightner's Gathered Coherence

    Jodi Lightner's Gathered Coherence

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:26:11 GMT
    MSU-Billings Annual Faculty Exhibition opened last Thursday at the Northcutt Steele Gallery on campus.
    MSU-Billings Annual Faculty Exhibition opened last Thursday at the Northcutt Steele Gallery on campus.