Obamacare reaches an essential milestone in registration with the “Summer time Dash” by August 15th
There is only one month left to sign up for health insurance at https://t.co/gRX1fGFEzj – with costs at an all-time low thanks to the American Rescue Plan. Register by August 15 and join the over two million Americans covered during this special enrollment period.
– President Biden (@POTUS) July 15, 2021
That reach includes some well-produced reviews in the form of testimonials from a handful of people who signed up and saved a lot of money in the process. Like Dorothy, a Charlotte, North Carolina hairdresser who pays nothing for her new coverage. Yes. Zero dollars.
There’s also Jeremy in Houston, Texas. He owns a small business, runs a coffee shop, and pays less than $ 10 a month for coverage.
The government will run these ads, as well as Spanish language ads, on television during prime time and during the Olympics, and place them online, “with increased reach aimed at underserved populations and minorities”.
That’s the deal. Uninsured individuals have until August 15 to sign up and are likely to find a plan for $ 10 or less per month. Additionally, already registered customers – people who already have Obamacare plans – can update or change their current plan selection and potentially save a lot of money. According to CMS, 1.2 million of the people who have either signed up for the first time or found new plans since April have plans with a monthly cost of $ 10 or less. This is due to the expansion of the grants for coverage in the COVID-19 Relief Act. Even existing customers who haven’t signed up for new plans will receive savings, says CMS. The system will automatically update your information and apply the savings from September 1st, 2021. However, anyone who has changed their financial circumstances since they were first registered should ensure that their information is up-to-date.
What a difference an administration makes. Biden opened up enrollment for most of the year, which resulted in millions fewer uninsured on plans where they save a lot of money or find out they qualify for Medicaid or the children’s health insurance program (nearly 400,000 people) after Trump got it had refused to do so even during the pandemic. The administration is actually investing funds in promoting open enrollments and attracting navigators across the country to help. They even created a 30 day toolkit for the public to use to help people sign up.