Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Obstacles Getting Health Care
From the article:
The federal government has granted people affected by the devastating hurricanes that wracked coastal states and Puerto Rico 15 extra days to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
But Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after the destruction face problems well beyond timing.
Many of those Americans have complicated questions about whether the Medicaid or Medicare coverage they had in Puerto Rico will shift with them to their new locations. And for those seeking private coverage, using the ACA’s insurance marketplaces will likely be a new experience because the federal health law didn’t establish those marketplaces in the U.S. territory. [...]
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