Sign up South Carolina: Affordable Care Act enrollment in our area

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Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Aiken Co. (WRDW)-
"This is not a politcial issue. It's about having available affordable insurance to everyone in one of the most wealthiest countries in the world," said Anne Fulcher.

Anne Fulcher is busy working with clients going through policies to get as many people enrolled before the March 31st deadline.

"I vowed that after having broken an arm with no insurance that I wanted to make a difference for the rest of my career for those with little or no insurance," said Fulcher.

She says she's been reaching out to young people. Many of them right out of school and it's their first time getting insurance
and it can be hard on their budget.

Americans ages 55 to 64 make up 31 percent of new enrolees
Russell Fuller worked at a plant for 40 years and once he retired he didn't have insurance, and as a diabetic he says he desperately needed it.

"The affordable insurance saved my life because of the fact that I couldn't afford to pay 800 dollars a month for insurance," said Fuller.

He told his friend to come down today and sign up, and says it was really easy.

"They will walk them through anything ask any questions that they have and they will answer the question and if they don't have the answer they will get the answers," said John Williams.

Fulcher says it's not free, and that people with no income don't qualify, and for some people this was the first time they ever had insurance.
For others, they finally have a plan they can afford.

"800 versus 85 so do the math it will speak for itself," said Fuller.

"I pay less now than I did when I was working," said Williams.

Rural health services are also helping to cater to Hispanic needs.
They have a translator on staff to help out.

Georgia is considered a border state, so even if you're in Georgia you they can still enroll you, but some of the policies will be different.