Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment period begins

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Open enrollment for individual plans on under the Affordable Care Act starts Wednesday. However, if you want coverage to start January 1, you have to enroll by December 15.

A coalition of nonprofits in Kansas' largest county paid $66,000 for a television commercial airing 500 times in the coming weeks and created fliers dispelling myths about the law.

"Some people know, I don't think enough people know", said Molly Moffett, Community Health Council of Wyandotte County.

President Donald Trump repeatedly claims that the Affordable Care Act is in a death spiral, and has withdrawn support for it in many ways, fostering turmoil that has prompted many insurers to drop out or raise rates by double digits.

Visiting a navigators could cut down on the time it takes to enroll if you're unfamiliar with the system, Serpas said.

A year ago 71-percent of enrollees could find that rate, however the price of coverage has climbed more than 10 percent in many markets.

El Rio will call all of those who have signed up for the ACA in the past, to remind them, they must do it again within the six week window.

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More information about how to enroll and about the ACA are also available.

"I worry that we're going to get a lot of people this year that fall in the cracks", said Moffett. Almost 2,000 Dane County residents have benefited from this program.

People should sign up earlier to avoid a rush as the deadline approaches because high user volumes may slow the website down, Tolbert said.

Go to to find a link to your state's marketplace and review plans available in your area. This year, her group will be in only the most densely populated areas after losing almost half its funding.

In fact, more consumers will be able to snag policies that will cost them nothing each month.

You will end up paying hundreds more for premiums if you don't qualify for financial help, as about 85,000 people in the state (or 20 percent of those purchasing insurance) don't, according to acting state insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman. Although the law itself remains the same, this "is going to be a very different year" for people enrolling in marketplace plans, says Timothy Jost, emeritus professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Republicans in Congress hope to turn back to repeal legislation next year. Competition in the marketplace will also continue to decrease as 29 percent of the population in federal exchanges will only have one insurer to choose from, up from 20 percent with a single choice of insurer in 2017. A coalition of local groups stepped in to pick up some of the slack.