Terri Sewell promotes ACA health care open enrollment period

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Alabamians who wish buy insurance on the individual market could start signing-up for plans Wednesday and Alabama’s 7th District U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell wants to be sure her constituents, and fellow Alabamians, know.

The open enrollment period for EnrollALA, the state’s Affordable Care Act marketplace, runs now through December 15.

“The open enrollment period is a great opportunity for my constituents to shop for new coverage with the help of premium assistance,” said Sewell. “Enroll Alabama and the free support provided by Alabama’s local health care navigators makes it easy for families to find insurance that fits their needs. Whether you already have coverage through the individual marketplace or you are looking to get covered next year, I encourage everyone to check out their health care options during the open enrollment period.”

Sewell continued, “As hospitals in my district face financial challenges and families struggle to afford doctor’s visits, I am deeply disappointed by the Trump Administration’s decision to cut advertising for the open enrollment period. Too many Americans do not know how to navigate the insurance enrollment process and I believe we have a responsibility to raise public awareness about how to sign up for affordable health insurance.”

“We must do everything in our power to increase coverage, reduce costs, and stabilize the insurance marketplace for all Americans.”

Individuals who need assistance in signing-up may contact (844) 248-7698. A list of Alabama’s  local navigators, who can provide free guidance on signing up for health care through the individual marketplace, is also available here.

See Sewell’s video remarks on the beginning of open enrollment below: