The Trump Administration Doesn’t Want You to Sign Up for Health Care Coverage – But You Still Can!
January 27, 2017
Citing a desire for cost savings, the Trump administration has canceled all Affordable Care Act outreach and advertising in the final days leading up to the end of the 2017 enrollment season. According to Politico, the new administration is halting all media outreach designed to spur enrollment in the days leading up to the Jan. 31 deadline. Emails are no longer being sent out to individuals who visited HealthCare.gov, the enrollment website, to encourage them to finish signing up for coverage.
“Before January 20, Healthcare.gov enrollment was running ahead of schedule, and more Americans were receiving the security of health insurance than ever before,” former Obamacare CEO Kevin Counihan said in a statement. “But the Trump Administration’s outrageous decision tonight to sabotage Open Enrollment will mean coverage could cost more next year and insurers could drop out of the Marketplace.”
What mental health advocates need to know HealthCare.gov is still up and displaying enrollment information, so get on it. There are just a few days left!