The National Health Council Educates Patients About Health Insurance Marketplace

03/06/2014

In January, the NHC successfully launched PuttingPatientsFirst.net, a website that provides tools for people with chronic conditions to help them understand how the health insurance marketplace works and how to choose the right plan for them. The site includes an out-of-pocket calculator that allows people to input their actual provider visits, hospitalizations, and medications to learn how their health needs will impact their total out-of-pocket costs for the year, depending on what type of health insurance plan they choose. The website also has a library of resources created by the NHC and its member organizations, such as overviews of the marketplace and disease-specific insurance information.

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