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.