Open Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is going on right now. And there’s plenty of GOOD NEWS. The numbers of people signing up in the first weeks is up. Both renewals of people who signed up last year and new individuals going on line and calling to find out how to sign up. Premiums offered in Indiana are lower than last year. And there’s more competition, more insurance companies and plans being offered in the state; especially in the Indianapolis area. In an exclusive Afternoons with Amos interview, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell talked about the good news this year from the Affordable Care Act and the savings and opportunities available to Indianapolis residents when they go on line to HealthCare.Gov or call the 24/7 hot line at 1-800-318-2596. Secretary Burwell also commented briefly on the negotiations between HHS and Gov. Mike Pence over the federal Government allowing Pence’s Healthy Indiana Plan to be used as the Medicaid expansion program under the Affordable Care Act. Get the facts about Health Care Reform and the Affordable Care Act. Click the Link to Go to the Health Care Website. OFFICIAL HEALTH CARE DOT GOV WEBSITE Click the Media Player to hear the Afternoons with Amos Interview with HHS Sec’y Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Runs 8 Minutes ©2014 WTLC/Radio One.