Obamacare Trump seeks to dismantle sets record in enrollment

Joy Montgomery
November 8, 2017

However, that quiz is from 2014.

The enrollment period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is underway. Let's see how you do with this five-statement, true-false quiz.

The rush to enroll came after a social media push created to let people know ACA is still the law of the land - despite President Trump's rollbacks of several key parts of the plan.

Marketplace coverage is available for anyone who doesn't have coverage.

"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 language is startling: a almost $400 monthly premium increase for a New Hampshire 2018 health insurance plan over last year's rates.

But so far, according to reports by The Hill and the Washington Post not officially confirmed by the Department of Health and Human Services, the opposite is happening. For more information about these exceptions, go to healthcare.gov.

HealthSherpa.com, an online health insurance brokerage, said it had seen a 200 percent increase in the number of enrollments submitted on its site last Wednesday compared with the first day of open enrollment in 2016.

The law does not require me to have health insurance.

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Coverage is likely more affordable than you think. You can learn about that on healthcare.gov, too.

At the marketplace website, people in East Central Illinois have several choices of policies.

Despite the Trump administration's continued efforts to sabotage our nation's health care system, the health insurance marketplace is open for business.

Three North Carolina counties - Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln - will have three zero-premium plans available for 2018.

"Always consider your total cost of care", advised Brendan Riley, a health policy analyst with the N.C. Justice Center in Raleigh. It cut its previous projection by 4 million as Trump threatened the law and later cut the estimated $10 billion in government subsidies to insurers to cover customer out-of-pocket costs in 2018. A letter sent recently by an insurance provider to a New Hampshire resident states that in contrast to the $237 monthly premium the consumer paid in 2017, the cost of that plan next year would shoot to $630 a month if they chose to stay on - despite their federal subsidies.

It's partly as a result of administration actions that raised the underlying cost of insurance, leading to higher federal spending for premium subsidies. But in a perverse twist, she said, many people may end up paying less for ACA insurance this year.

False. According to research done by the Kaiser Family Foundation, average annual increases in premiums for health insurance provided by an employer continue to hover slightly higher than inflation (1 to 2 percent higher) since 2014.

Coverage could be as little as $50 to $100 a month because about 80 percent of those who sign up qualify for financial assistance, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, said Monday. Yes, based on a household's income and size, subsidies are provided by the federal government to help pay for premiums. That discourages people from signing up, and the program spirals downward.

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