Rush To Enroll For Insurance Under Affordable Care Act Expected

Pauline Gross
December 13, 2017

"Each year, enrollment has increased", Hallock said. Financial help is available, and we estimate that 85 percent of Nevadans who enroll in a plan through the exchange are eligible for financial assistance (subsidies) to help offset monthly premiums.

One exception: People living in hurricane-affected areas can get an extension to sign up by December 31 by contacting the call center. is the only place to get help paying for coverage. "Our estimation is that cutting out any time slots, whatever time of day, from the already shortened open enrollment period will have an impact on Nevada's efforts to even maintain current levels of enrollment". "And we're going to do our dead-level best between now and then to get the word out to as many people that they have an opportunity in the next five days to sign up".

Signups in Florida are so far running at a record pace during the abbreviated six-week open enrollment period.

A joint venture of Adirondack Health, Glens Falls Hospital, Hudson Headwaters Health Network, St. Lawrence Health System and the University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, "its mission is to create transformative initiatives to improve access to health-care services allowing the residents of the Adirondack region to realize their full potential and live a healthy life", the release said.

Trained counselors know enough about the program to question the accuracy of the message, but "the average consumer might just walk away", Becker said.

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The deadline is Friday for people in North Carolina and 38 other states served through the health insurance marketplace by the federal website who still need to enroll in an ACA health insurance policy, or to renew an existing policy.

Parker said talk of repealing the ACA or of ending its mandate that people get insurance or pay a tax penalty may have turned away some people, but the debate has also kept the ACA in the public eye.

More than 500,000 North Carolina residents signed up on the site previous year.

That information was incorrect because every county in the nation now has at least one health insurer offering plans under the Affordable Care Act for next year, according to the AP report. Appointments can be made by calling 1-855-733-3711 toll-free.

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