Update: The Washington Post is reporting that the Trump Administration has partly backtracked on its ACA marketing directive due to social media backlash. Read more here.
Open enrollment for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act continues through Jan. 31, 2017.
However, yesterday (Jan. 26),The White House ordered federal health officials to immediately halt all advertising and other outreach activities for the campaign to sign up members for 2017 health coverage through Affordable Care Act marketplaces.
It’s a move that has Maplewood Township Committeewoman India Larrier fighting mad.
“The Affordable Care Act has made health care available to over 800,000 people in New Jersey and millions across the United States,” Larrier told Village Green. “To suppress enrollment, now, when there is absolutely no adequate replacement is reckless and harmful to the people these legislators are sworn to protect and serve. If they won’t keep the word out, we must. And they must be held accountable.”
Find more information and enroll at healthcare.gov.
Although President Trump and Republicans in Congress have pledged to repeal Obamacare, the ACA has seen a surge in enrollments since the election in November. Health care experts say that many are hoping they will continue to be covered under any replacement plan for the ACA. As a Fortune magazine article stated recently, “It’s unclear exactly what would happen to consumers who have gained coverage under the ACA if it were scrapped, though it seems likely that there would be some sort of stopgap measure for those who already have plans through the marketplaces or are buying them this year.”
See Washington Post coverage on The White House’s move to halt promotion of ACA open enrollment here.