Jill Hanken, health attorney for the Virginia Poverty Law Center, said she believes Virginia's comparatively meager spending will still be enough to get the word out.
"There is going to be lots and lots of activity," she
"Nearly everyone's going to be hearing about this."
She said it will be a couple of weeks before community organizations, including the Virginia Poverty Law Center, will learn whether their federal "Navigator" grants have been approved.
declined to say how much money the center requested.
said it would be used to hire people to work out of legal services offices and community colleges to help enroll Virginians.
Community health centers also will provide application assistance.
"They're in a great position to screen those who come to their health clinics to see if they should apply for private insurance through the market place, and whether they qualify for tax credit subsidies to help pay for it," Hanken
Another factor to consider, Hanken
said, is that insurers participating in the marketplace will do their own advertising.
"They want to get new customers," she