Five fast facts about this week’s Obamacare open enrollment (video)

  • This Sunday (January 31st) is the deadline to enroll for health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s federal marketplace.
  • Nearly 570,000 North Carolinians have  signed up so far for coverage. That compares to nearly 212,000 South Carolinians who have signed up. Nationally, about 8.8 million consumers have enrolled  for health coverage through
  • Nine out of 10 North Carolinians who enroll will qualify for subsidies. 87% of the people who selected marketplace plans for 2015 qualified for financial assistance.
  • All Marketplace plans must cover treatment for pre-existing medical conditions.
  • This year’s penalty for remaining uninsured is higher than last year  – $695 per adult, or 2.5% percent of the household income.

Click below to hear Sorien Schmidt the state director for Enroll America discuss financial assistance for those applying for health coverage. Schmidt joins us this weekend on NC Policy Watch’s  News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon:

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