Open enrollment continues after election, closes January 31
Washington, D.C. – Following last night’s election, consumers have expressed concerns and asked questions about the future of the Affordable Care Act and their ability to enroll in quality, affordable health coverage through the Marketplace. Anne Filipic, President of Enroll America, issued the following statement about the future of the Affordable Care Act during this fourth open enrollment period:
“More than 12 million Americans have come to count on the coverage they’ve purchased through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, and another 15 million have gained coverage through Medicaid since 2013: both groups are deeply worried about what the election results mean for their health, their families, and their financial security.
“As of now, nothing about the Affordable Care Act marketplace has changed, and consumers who enroll and pay their first premium by December 15 will have coverage starting January 1. We know that consumers have questions about the election and the implications for their coverage moving forward, and if anything were to change about their coverage options for 2017, our staff, volunteers and partners will be available to help consumers understand what it means for them. Right now, it is critically important to reassure consumers that nothing has changed.”
About Enroll America and Get Covered America
Enroll America is the nation’s leading health care enrollment coalition. An independent nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, Enroll America works with more than 6,700 partners in all 50 states to create cutting-edge tools, analyze data, inform policy, and share best practices in service of its mission: maximizing the number of Americans who enroll in and retain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
The Get Covered America campaign was created in 2013 to inform millions of eligible consumers about their new health insurance options, and has been tested, refined, and proven successful through three enrollment cycles. Get Covered America programs and tools are now being utilized by partners in enrollment efforts nationwide, supported by Enroll America staff working both nationally and on-the-ground in targeted communities across the country.