During this COVID pandemic, which continues to worsen, the access of Americans to quality, affordable health coverage is more important than ever.
Being uninsured during a pandemic puts people at an enormous risk of losing their health and financial security. Millions of Americans, including constituents of New York’s 13th congressional district, who would qualify for significant financial help if they enrolled in an ACA Health Insurance Marketplace, yet are still uninsured, is a major problem. That makes this year’s Open Enrollment period for the Marketplaces particularly critical.
While Republicans continue to seek to tear down the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court, I continue my efforts with my Democratic colleagues to stand ready to defend and strengthen pre-existing conditions protections together with every other benefit and protection of the Affordable Care Act. House Democrats are prepared to remedy what the Supreme Court is likely to do to undermine the health, financial security, and well-being of American families.
Americans should not let the ongoing fight in the court stop them from obtaining the health and financial security of having quality, affordable health coverage by enrolling in an ACA Health Insurance Marketplace.
Most people using HealthCare.gov will qualify for financial assistance. As a result, last year, 2 in 3 shoppers found plans for $10 per month or less. In addition to HealthCare.gov, Spanish-speaking consumers can use CuidadaoDeSalud.gov.
On HealthCare.gov and CuidadoDeSalud.gov, the Open Enrollment period for 2021 health coverage runs from November 1, 2020, through December 15, 2020. Coverage will then begin on January 1, 2021. The urgency of consumers getting the information they need is heightened by the fact that the enrollment period is only six weeks long.
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Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)
Member of Congress