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ACA Enrollment Remains Strong, Despite Significant Headwinds

December 20, 2018

Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) federally run health insurance marketplace remained strong for 2019, new data show, indicating that the marketplace continues to offer affordable, qualify coverage that meets people’s needs. Overall, 8.5 million people enrolled in coverage compared to...

Open Enrollment

By December 15: Shop for Coverage, Update Your Information on

December 10, 2018

This Saturday, December 15, is the last day to buy a health plan for 2019 through, and everyone who either has coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace or who’s uninsured should go to the marketplace before the deadline.

Why should current enrollees return to the marketplace?

  • Circumstances change. Even those who want to keep
  • ...

5 Things to Tell Your Family on Thanksgiving About ACA Coverage

November 20, 2018

With open enrollment in full swing for 2019 coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to remind eligible friends and family to enroll. Here are five things to tell your loved ones about marketplace health plans.

  1. Marketplace plans provide comprehensive benefits, including no-cost preventive care. All plans must
  2. ...
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As Open Enrollment Begins, Good Reasons to Visit Insurance Marketplaces

November 1, 2018

Starting today, people can sign up for 2019 health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces in most states. Despite Trump Administration actions that have raised premiums and threaten to depress enrollment, the marketplaces have proven resilient,...

Health Marketplace on an iPad

Navigator Funding Cuts Will Leave Many Marketplace Consumers on Their Own

September 13, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday which groups will receive navigator funds in the 34 states where the federal government runs the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace. But the Trump Administration’s sharp cuts in overall navigator...

Trump Administration Has Cut NavigatorFunding by Over 80 Percent Since 2016

In Latest ACA Sabotage, Administration Nearly Eliminates Marketplace Enrollment Assistance Funds

July 13, 2018

The Trump Administration this week slashed funding for consumer enrollment assistance and outreach through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) navigator program. The funding cuts, and other changes to the program, will reduce access to crucial...

Open Enrollment

A Graphic Look at a Medicaid Per Capita Cap

July 7, 2017

Our new explainer shows why converting Medicaid to a per capita cap — a core part of the House and Senate Republican bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — would shift large costs and risks to states, threatening coverage and access to care for the more than 70 million low-income children...

Per Capita Cap Reduces Federal Medicaid Spending