Record level of sign-ups for Obamacare plans reported despite Trump administration opposition

Hospital leaders predict problems as Trump undermines Affordable Care Act

As the Trump administration discusses the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and other laws, it is important to know what is expected of you.

"There's only five weeks to go before the final deadline of December 15 so we've got a lot of work to do to enroll even more people", said Lodes, referring to the sign-up deadline for HealthCare.gov.

The Marketplace is a way for people to find health coverage that meets their needs and fits their budget.

It's Open Enrollment time for health insurance and for those choosing their insurance on the federal marketplace there is interesting news for Wyoming residents. They can also buy coverage "off-exchange".

It's partly as a result of administration actions that raised the underlying cost of insurance, leading to higher federal spending for premium subsidies. "Otherwise you are going to be like you were before you had health insurance and may not have the ability to access a doctor".

Independence Blue Cross, a health insurer in Pennsylvania, has commissioned a tractor trailer truck to bring insurance consultants out to shopping centers and other neighborhood spots around Philadelphia.

It is also why I am speaking out as open enrollment begins to ensure that all Granite Staters take advantage of this opportunity to sign up for a health care plan.


It's time to pick your health care plan for 2018.

If you enrolled a year ago, there may be better options this time around. About 9 million to 10 million people now have private plans through the ACA, with more than 8 in 10 customers getting subsidies.

Craig Paulson is president of the Utah Association of Health Underwriters. Tech-savvy newcomer Oscar Health has four different TV commercials running in six states including Texas and OH that espouse "easy health insurance" with video shots of patients text-messaging with Oscar. Because it is cosponsored by 12 Democrats and 12 Republicans, it is clear that this legislation has the votes to pass, and we need Republican leadership to bring it up for a vote.

More people have signed up for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the first few days of this month, the first open enrollment period under President Donald Trump, than they did previous year at this time.

As the Washington Post noted, those efforts don't appear to be working.

Joining Ryan at a Monday event at the Mahoning County Courthouse to highlight the open- enrollment period were state Reps. But then came a leadership change in the White House - and in health care policy broadly.

Former governor Maggie Hassan of Newfields represents New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate, where she's a member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

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