Your Call: Enrolling for health insurance as the Trump administration undermines the ACA
The open enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act begins on Wednesday, November 1st, and runs for three months in California. The Trump administration has cut enrollment periods in half and reduced funding for public outreach from $100 million to $10 million.
The administration has also canceled cost-sharing reimbursements to insurers, which reduce costs for low-income people. In this time of turmoil and uncertainty, what do you want to know to get the best available coverage? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Laurel Lucia, director of the Health Care Program at UC Berkeley’s Labor Center
Trudy Lieberman, long time health journalist and blogger for the Center for Health Journalism
Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California
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Kaiser Health News: What The Health? Open Enrollment is Nigh
Washington Post: Fifth year's ACA enrollment season opening with daunting obstacles
LA Times: Covered California slaps a surcharge on health plans as Trump remains coy on subsidies
NY Times: What We Know About Trump’s Twin Blows to Obamacare
San Jose Mercury News: Judge: Trump doesn’t have to resume ACA subsidies
Los Angeles Sentinel: Covered California partners with Black media for open enrollment call
California Healthline: Questions Loom About Obamacare As Covered California’s Open Enrollment Nears
ABC News: Confusion abounds as Obamacare open enrollment period approaches