There will be a ton of news breaking today about the Affordable Care Act since it is being argued in front of the Supreme Court this morning. However, what cannot be lost is the fact that getting folks enrolled in health care is so important that they need to know how easy, important, and simple it is to enroll. Let's look at the facts, the ACA decision will not be decided by the Supreme Court until June of 2021. That's more than 7 months away. 7 months that people can get sick, need medicines, need wellness checks, or maintain their pre-existing conditions. With COVID-19 raging across the country, it’s more important than ever to sign-up for health insurance.
Most people don’t realize they only have until December 15 to enroll or go without health care for 2021. Get America Covered, an organization dedicated to spreading the word about Open Enrollment has put together 5 Vital Facts about how to sign up for coverage listed below. I also can arrange a phone, skype or zoom interview with Joshua Peck, Get America Covered Co-Founder, and a former Obama Administration HHS official or Laura Packard, a woman who has stage 4 cancer and the only reason it was diagnosed and she's still alive is because of ACA Coverage.
Below are the five vital facts about how EASY it is to sign up and how important it is to sign up.
5 Vital Facts About Signing Up For Coverage at HealthCare.gov:
#1: Sign up by December 15th. Open Enrollment starts on November 1st, but you must take action by December 15th, no matter if you're returning or this is your first time getting covered. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the greatest health insurance losses in American history. Demand for coverage will be significantly higher this year, so beat the rush and sign up early.
#2: Coverage could be cheaper than you think. Last year at HealthCare.gov, 9 in 10 people qualified for financial help to make their monthly premiums more affordable. 4.7 million uninsured people were eligible for a plan with a $0 monthly premium.
#3: Shop and save. If you had coverage through HealthCare.gov for 2020, you should come back to update your information and compare your options for 2021. Every year, plans and prices change; you could save money by switching to a new plan that still meets your needs.
#4: Accidents happen and people get sick. One trip to the ER could cost more than monthly rent. Health insurance protects you from the unexpected.
#5: 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 quick call away. Call 1-800-318-2596, visit localhelp.healthcare.gov, or make a one-on-one appointment now.