From Educator to Congressman
David Price represents North Carolina’s Fourth District – a rapidly growing, research-and-education-focused district that includes parts of Alamance, Orange, Durham, Wake, Harnett, Chatham and Cumberland counties. He received his undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and went on to Yale University to earn a Bachelor of Divinity as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science. Before he began serving in Congress in 1987, Price was a professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University. He is the author of four books on Congress and the American political system.
Price currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and serves as the Ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees funding for the Department of Homeland Security. He is a member of the Appropriations Subcommittees responsible for housing, transportation, military construction and veterans affairs appropriations. As the Ranking Member of the House Democracy Partnership and an outspoken advocate for Middle East peace, Price is also a recognized leader on foreign policy issues. In North Carolina, David’s constituents know him as a strong supporter of education, accessible health care, affordable housing, clean air and water, and improved transportation alternatives.
Congressman Price recently penned an op-ed, The Twilight of Appropriations, for Politico. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee.
From Congressman Price, the following on the Affordable Care Act:
Who exactly should be logging on to look into health insurance through the marketplaces?
- If you already have employer sponsored insurance or Medicare, you will not need to buy insurance through marketplace
- People with individual plans should compare marketplace plans, and compare those plans to what their insurance company is offering.
- People who have been denied b/c of pre-existing conditions in the past, or been priced out (subsidies).
What should people be aware of as the look at their coverage options?
- Dec. 23 deadline for coverage starting Jan. 1.
- Visit HealthCare.gov during off-peak hours (Morning, Evenings, Weekends)
- Have info ready – SSN, Employer & Income, Current insurance policy
- Number of different ways you can apply
How to Get Covered?
- Online at HealthCare.gov – review plans, subsidy info, enroll
- By Mail – download an application at HealthCare.gov
- Explain in-person help at number of orgs, health centers, etc. Enter ZIP Code at LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov
- Call 1-800-318-3596