Obamacare insurance deadline this week

Obamacare insurance deadline this week

Obamacare insurance deadline this week

"We've done a lot of outreach to reach out to folks to let them know that the enrollment period is much shorter this year", said Christina Kappiuzhathil, the Health Federation's ACA outreach and enrollment coordinator.

In spite of all of Trump's sabotage efforts, Obamacare is working. "And I think that's in part due to the statewide focus on this and the local partnerships where there are people who are on the ground helping people enroll".

The season has been so full of uncertainty - starting with the administration cutting the enrollment period in half, to just 45 days - that enrollment predictions have been hard to come by.

"We have to explain to that representative that the consumer qualifies, and then a tier 2 representative will manually open that step", she said. Some are under the misconception that insurance purchased through the marketplace can be cancelled mid-year if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act, Long said. The American people "don't want a health care system that's sent into chaos just for partisan reasons", Obama said, according to a transcript provided by his office. They'll still have until December 31 to enroll, thanks to a special extension provided for enrollees impacted by this year's hurricanes.

In Philadelphia, more than 220,000 people now have health insurance coverage through the ACA and Medicaid expansion. Most of the enrollees receive financial assistance to help pay their premiums.

With the expansion of individual coverage and-even though the state refused to buy into the expansion of Medicaid eligibility-still the number of people receiving Medicaid from the state has grown by about 100,000 each year for the last five or 10 years. Residents in that age bracket who earn up to $18,090 would not pay a premium for the silver plan, which offers the most popular, middle-of-the-road coverage.

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Instead of having to tout the benefits of the program, "I'm getting emails asking 'Am I in the right plan?'" said Roy Mitchell, Mississippi Health Advocacy Program executive director. In many communities, bare-bones "bronze" plans are available for no monthly premium to those eligible for subsidies.

Although the Trump administration slashed the advertising budget, HealthCare.gov has been sending out targeted emails to people potentially eligible.

The final day to enroll for 2018 healthcare through the federal marketplace is this Friday, Dec. 15. Alas, it appears as though their efforts are futile: According to USA Today, as of December 9, about 4.7 million people signed up across the country, which is 650,000 more people than signed up in the same period past year.

"Consistent with our aim to have a seamless open enrollment experience for consumers this year, the website is performing well and consumers can easily access enrollment tools to compare plans and prices", a CMS spokeswoman said in an email.

A college student who signed up for healthcare via the marketplace said she was without insurance previously and without it her medical treatments nearly bankrupted her.

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