Commentary, News

Despite Trump ‘sabotage’ efforts, financial help is available for North Carolinians signing up for Affordable Care Act coverage (video)

Millions of people across the country and in North Carolina now have the chance to sign up for health care coverage again as the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act opened this week.

But thanks to the Trump Administration, this year’s enrollment period lasts only half as long as previous years. Trump has also slashed funding for outreach and advertising, and implied that the administration may not enforce the individual mandate.

Brendan Riley, policy analyst with the NC Justice Center’s Health Advocacy Project, joins us this week on Policy Watch’s News and Views to clear-up some of the confusion.

Riley says it’s critical North Carolinians know that despite ACA repeal efforts in Washington, financial assistance on the Marketplace will be available and will increase to keep up with any increases in premiums.

For a preview of our weekend radio interview with Riley, click below.

Open enrollment runs from November 1 to December 15. Consumers can apply and shop for plans online at www.HealthCare.gov or by calling 1-800-318-2596.

Check Also

The Week’s Top Five on NC Policy Watch

1. The Right wages class warfare in Washington ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

A pivotal legislative task force may be just beginning its dive into North Carolina’s school funding [...]

The controversy over “Silent Sam,” the Confederate monument on UNC’s Chapel Hill campus, has been ra [...]

North Carolina tries to mine its swine and deal with a poop problem that keeps piling up A blanket o [...]

This story is part of "Peak Pig," an examination of the hog industry co-published with Env [...]

With Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House desperate to post a big legislative win, the [...]

Latest court system mess is directly linked to the Right’s ideological war on public structures Some [...]

Republicans in Congress are rushing to advance a tax reform bill that balloons the federal deficit s [...]

The post Charitable donations and the GOP’s chopping block appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Spotlight on Journalism

We invite you to join a special celebration of investigative journalism! The evening will feature Mike Rezendes, a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe Spotlight Team known for their coverage of the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Tickets available NOW!

Spotlight On Journalism

This event will benefit NC Policy Watch, a project of the North Carolina Justice Center. Sponsorship opportunities available now!

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more