‘Navigators’ can help residents understand new health exchange

By Tracy Kinne

Sandy Todd-Wyman, 63, has eight weeks of unemployment benefits left. She hasn’t had health insurance coverage since March.

She won’t be eligible for Medicare until she turns 65.

She’s hoping the New York State of Health, the name chosen last week for the state’s health insurance exchange, can help her when it’s up and running Oct. 1, as required under the federal Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare.

Todd-Wyman, who lives in Oswego with her son, was among about 15 people who attended an informational session on the exchange at Oswego Hospital Thursday night.

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