Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Open enrollment is here. Here's what people should know

Hospital leaders predict problems as Trump undermines Affordable Care Act 5 Communities Who Depend on Affordable Health Insurance
Sammy Stanley | 08 November, 2017, 00:37

It will also allows employers to deposit money into special accounts employees can use to purchase their own insurance plans.

About 9 million to 10 million people are now enrolled through the health law's markets.

For example: When Trump stopped paying for cost-sharing reductions, he kicked that expense onto insurers, who subsequently increased premiums to make up for the cost.

Regardless of the initial confusion among people who thought Obamacare was no longer functional, what with President Donald Trump planning to bury it at every opportunity that he gets, people are starting to register for ACA.

"If I lose my health insurance, I don't know if I can survive four years waiting around for a new president to take office", says Joan Fanwick, a college student with a life-threatening autoimmune disorder called Sjogren's Syndrome, in Seventeen.

Despite the Trump administration's continued efforts to sabotage our nation's health care system, the health insurance marketplace is open for business.

The law does not require me to have health insurance. To make up for losing these payments, many insurers are hiking the cost of their mid-grade "silver plans".

HICAP: This website will connect you with helpful information with the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Three out of four spend "most" or "a lot of" their time explaining options to clients. That's a higher satisfaction ranking than any other source of help. Because the premium subsidies are paid on a sliding scale based on household income, lower income customers qualify for larger subsidies.

These professionals play a pivotal role in helping people sign up for coverage.

Enrollments on another state-run exchange, Maryland Health Connection, were up even more - by 70 percent - on opening day. The deadline to enroll for the ACA in 2018 is December 15.

As Congress is talking about repealing the Affordable Care Act, this could change.

The budget for promoting open enrollment was also downsized by 90 percent, from $100,000 million previous year to about $10 million in 2017.

Former Democratic candidate Mary Headrick, who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Tennessee in 2014, has urged the people of her state to not give Obamacare a pass due to some pre-conceived negative notions promoted by people on the other side of the political aisle.

The language is startling: a almost $400 monthly premium increase for a New Hampshire 2018 health insurance plan over last year's rates. That will help stabilize the individual market and reduce future premium spikes.

Most seniors worry that health care costs will get in the way of retirement.

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