How can the library help with the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act includes sweeping changes and a number of options in healthcare coverage. There are a wide variety of resources available online that provide information about these options, and how to choose what is best for you. The staff of the Westerville Public Library can direct patrons to those resources. 

Making the correct healthcare choices requires an understanding of each person’s or family’s unique health and financial circumstances. Members of the Westerville Public Library staff are not trained or licensed to provide advice or to assist you in selecting a specific health plan, but can provide information and direction to public resources about the Affordable Care Act that will help you make your own choices.

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People Who Can Help

Application Assistance

Ohio Association of Foodbanks
100 East Broad Street Suite 501
Columbus, OH 43215-3007

Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Assistance

Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services
1721 Northland Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229 (map)
Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:30am - 5pm

Ohio Department of Medicaid
50 West Town Street Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215 (map)
Hours: Monday-Friday: 7am-8pm; Saturday: 8am-5pm

Delaware County Department of Job & Family Services
145 North Union Street, 2nd Floor
Delaware, OH 43015 (map)
740-833-2300 or 800-899-3180 (toll free)
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:15pm

Licking County Department of Job & Family Services
74 South 2nd Street
Newark, OH 43058-5030 (map)
888-895-2790 (toll free)
Hours: Monday-Friday: 7am-5pm

Not a native English speaker? Call 1-800-318-2596 for assistance in languages other than English

Need help with Small Business Health Options (SHOP)? Call 1-800-706-7893.

Search Starters

Need more information? Check out these books about Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act.

Websites about the Affordable Care Act

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