This morning we’re joined by Healthcare.gov CEO, Kevin Counihan, to talk about why people still need to sign up before the January 31st deadline.
Here are some accomplishments achieved since the Affordable Care Act has been in place:
20 million Americans have health care coverage
129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions like asthma and diabetes who can no longer be locked out of coverage
Seniors who finally started saving money on their Rx drugs since the ACA began closing the donut hole
• What is the most important thing people should know about the Affordable Care Act?
· What are the important dates and deadlines people need to know?
• Where can people sign up for coverage?
• Is financial assistance available to help pay for monthly premiums?
• Are plans available for both individual and family coverage?
• Where can people go for more information?
5 Facts for Consumers About Open Enrollment at HealthCare.gov
Coverage is affordable. No matter where you live, most HealthCare.gov consumers will be able to select a plan for less than $75 per month thanks to financial assistance. More than 8 in 10 people who enroll in health coverage through HealthCare.gov qualify for financial assistance to help make coverage affordable.
Sign up for health insurance by January 31 – it’s the final deadline for 2017 coverage and your last chance to avoid the penalty of $695 or more for going uninsured.
It’s easier than ever to find a plan that meets your needs and budget. This year, when consumers come to Healthcare.gov, shoppers will find a streamlined, user-friendly process. Comparing plans online or on mobile will be an intuitive, step-by-step process to click or swipe through. Simple, easy-to-understand presentations of core plan features like cost-sharing and provider networks will help consumers find what works for them.
Free help is available. If you have questions about signing up or want to talk through your options with a trained professional, free help is just a call or click away. Call 1-800-318-2596 or visit localhelp.healthcare.gov.