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By Stephanie Presch, Content Specialist, UnidosUS
Community-based organizations (CBOs) have played a crucial role in consumer education outreach and enrollment efforts under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Thanks to these efforts, over 20 million Americans—including four million Latino adults and more than 600,000 Latino children—have access to the individual Marketplace and other coverage options such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
More than two months have passed since Congress failed to meet the September 30 deadline to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Last year, CHIP insured nearly nine million children, including a significant number of Latino children.
If Congress fails to act soon and reauthorize CHIP funding, millions of our nation’s children stand to lose their health coverage.
This Friday, December 15, is the deadline to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Folks in the 39 states that use the federal website, healthcare.gov, must enroll in health coverage by the end of Open Enrollment this Friday, or will likely have to pay a fine at tax time.
10 questions and answers about the Open Enrollment 2018 period for the Affordable Care Act that ends on December 15.
Q: Has the Affordable Care Act (ACA) been repealed?
A: No. The ACA remains the law of the land. As in previous years, financial help to lower the cost of health coverage and care for those purchasing an ACA marketplace plan is available for those who qualify.
Open enrollment ends on December 15. To allow yourself enough time to understand and carefully select the best plan to meet your health care and budget needs, don’t delay and sign up today!
By Shelby Gonzales, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
As 2017 winds down, consumers are preparing for the start of a new health plan coverage year. Despite insurance prices rising, 8 in 10 people who purchase health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace can enroll in a plan that costs less than $75 per month after accounting for the federal premium tax credits that help those who qualify pay their premiums. And, 4.5 million people can sign up for health plans at no monthly cost.
The 2018 Open Enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues. So it’s important that those enrolling in coverage for themselves or on behalf of their loved ones have the information they need to get covered by the December 15th deadline.
Immigrants and mixed-status families face unique circumstances when it comes to enrolling in health coverage. But help is available.
There are many resources to help ensure that immigrants and mixed-status families have the information and the guidance they need to enroll in quality, affordable health coverage.
Here are five things immigrants and mixed-status families and those assisting them should know about enrolling in coverage under the ACA during the Open Enrollment 2018 period:
Many families will be gathering together this holiday season, taking a moment to pause and give thanks. It’s a good occasion to take advantage of some free time you may have to take care of some important items.
One of the items on your to-do list may be to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This year’s Open Enrollment deadline is December 15. So the time to make your decisions is fast approaching!
This Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to ensure your health and your family’s health by making time to get covered. And there are many ways available to get help at healthcare.gov or cuidadodesalud.gov. See the video below to find out more.
Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in full swing and it’s time to enroll in health coverage. For the 39 states that use the federal website, healthcare.gov, this year’s Open Enrollment period runs from November 1 – December 15.
But for the 11 states and the District of Columbia with their own state-based marketplaces, the Open Enrollment dates may be different. Read on to find out where you need to visit to enroll in health coverage in these areas.