Health Insurance Enrollment 2018

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Americans have been able to enroll or re-enroll in health care plans for 2018 on the federal marketplace, since November 1. Enrollment will close on December 15. This will be the shortest open enrollment period since the Affordable Care Act marketplaces began. You have about three more weeks to get signed up for health insurance if you don’t get coverage through your employer, your parents, or a government plan, like Medicaid or Medicare. Despite much political debate about the Affordable Care Act, or as it often called, Obamacare, The New York Times reported in May that the National Center for Health Statistics’ data revealed nearly 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage since 2010. While there are flaws with the ACA, one of its greatest features has been increased access to preventative care. All Marketplace health plans and many other plans must cover preventative services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance, even if you haven’t met

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