Bedford County residents meet with Affordable Care Act navigators

Several insurance companies dropped out of the state's marketplace



People who are insured through the Affordable Care Act may have to consider making changes to their coverage. Several insurance companies dropped out of the state's marketplace, leaving only one company left for people to choose from.


On Friday at the Big Island Library, people met with ACA navigators and Medicare officials about their health care concerns. People who live in Bedford and are a part of the insurance companies that left the marketplace say this is a huge concern for them. They've learned the time is now and to not wait.


"I feel a little bit of a sense of relief because I've been empowered by the information that's been presented to me so that I can make an informed decision and not one out of panic,” Linda Shaw, Bedford County resident, said.



ACA navigators say starting Nov. 7, every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., they will meet with people at the Raleigh Court Library to help them enroll.