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Southeast Texans take advantage of new health care options
The federal government may be shut down for the second day in a row, but it's also the second day of new healthcare exchanges being open.
Many Southeast Texans are already taking advantage of the new options available.
Experts on the new marketplace tell us that there are many new insurance plans that Texans can sign up for.
To qualify, you must be a U.S. citizen, and make enough money to afford a monthly premium.
If you meet those qualifications, you can shop on the federal marketplace for insurance.
Texas is one of 36 states that don't have their own state marketplace.
Each marketplace offers insurance plans from different providers at competitive rates.
Marketplace navigators from the Gulf Coast Health Center in Port Arthur say signing up is fairly simple.