EDITORIAL: Spread the word — it’s Obamacare enrollment time

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Laura Jones Macknin recently encountered a young Uptown woman who had lost her company health insurance and had unwittingly enrolled in a short-term insurance plan with shoddy benefits.

It’s easy to do that if you just look online. You can be overwhelmed by the pitches from shady operators.

“I don’t think she knew where to go,” Jones Macknin said.

But Jones Macknin, a “navigator” working through Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago to set people up with insurance through the Affordable Care Act, helped the young woman sign up for much better coverage.