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Medical Providers Report Patient Boost

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More people say they're relieved to have health insurance one month after the Affordable Health Care Act went into effect.

Billings Clinic staff say they are happy to report more patients are taking advantage of their new health insurance. Even though health care providers don't have hard numbers to report, they say they've definitely seen an influx of patients after the www.healthcare.gov website glitches were fixed. Billings Clinic Payer Relations Associate, Jan Hoy, said she's relieved the idea of Affordable Health Care is coming around. "Sometimes it is a little bit of a process, because it can be a little daunting especially for those who are coming to us for assistance. But, I heard a story this week of a woman who left with tears of happiness because she finally got health insurance for the first time. So, that's very satisfying," Hoy said.

Hoy said open enrollment ends March 31st. If you enroll after February 16th, you will have insurance by the beginning of April. Jan also recommends checking with your insurance provider to make sure you're enrolled in the correct plan. For more information you can click on Connections.

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