Obamacare enrollment period begins now, ends early

Sunday, 05 November 2017, 09:59:10 PM. Insurers have all stated there will be premium increases, but now within a week of implementing them, they say they don't know how much premiums will cost.
Thirty-eight days is all the federal government is allowing this year to enroll or re-enroll in Obamacare. The name I just used for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act tells you why the time period is shorter this year.  It's just one more way to undermine Obamacare so the president can report the program is tanking. Late last week the  insurers and feds revealed some - but not all -- their plans.  There was one nasty shock and other information still kept secret.  Although the enrollment period begins Tuesday, Nov. 1. It ends Friday, Dec. 15.  That's 44 days from now - not counting Sundays.  Because the federal website, which functioned just fine after a rocky beginning, now suddenly needs to shut down for 12 hours every Sunday for "updating."  That means anyone who has leisure time only on Sundays can't use it to research insurance options. As always, all the FQHC's in the area will have enrollment specialists available at their sites and in some public buildings to help people sign up.  There will be thousands newly eligible, but there also will be tens of thousands who need to re-enroll or be stuck with their current plans no matter how much those plans increase in price or change in ways that will no longer meet their insurance needs. But that's one of the secrets no one is telling yet.  Insurers have all stated there will be premium increases, but now within a week of implementing them, they say they don't know how much premiums will cost. Last year...Read more
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