The initial open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act began on October 1, 2013, and officially ended on March 31, 2014.
How busy was it in Northwest Arkansas? Consider this: Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, the state’s largest health insurer, added so many new members that the company is negotiating a deal to lease space for a new primary care clinic in Lowell.
ARBC/BS regional executive Mel Blackwood would not reveal the clinic’s location or a possible opening date, adding a formal announcement would be made when plans became finalized.
She did, however, issue a statement confirming the company added “thousands” of new members in Northwest Arkansas during the first enrollment period, and that Washington Regional Medical Center of Fayetteville is considering... [ MORE ]