In light of last week’s election, there have been many questions that consumers have had regarding what it means for coverage through the ACA marketplace. As we stated last week, it is important to remember that the health insurance marketplace remains open and enrollment continues. In fact, the day after the election 100,000 people enrolled for coverage through the marketplace. Earlier this week, HHS Secretary Burwell outlined three important messages that need to be continually communicated regarding open enrollment:
- Financial help is available to make coverage more affordable.
- It’s easier to sign up than ever before.
- In-person assistance is available.
The NDNRC will continue to monitor what happens with the ACA and health reform through the political process. If you want to learn more about the election’s effect on the ACA, check out the following posts:
- Georgetown Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) – What Now? Post-Election Questions about Enrolling in Affordable Care Act Coverage
- Families USA – What Do The Elections Mean for Open Enrollment and Beyond?
- Health Affairs – Day One and Beyond: What Trump’s Election Means for the ACA
- National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) – As Federal Leaders Debate, Open Enrollment is in Full Swing