Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — President Obama and the Dept of Health and Human Services have both recently confirmed that more than 4 million people have signed up for ObamaCare via the Healthcare.gov web site and their toll-free numbers. The government, however, is pushing for at least 7 million in total to sign up for coverage before the end of March.
Obama commented, “If they want health insurance now, they need to sign up now, and we’re going to make a big push these last few weeks. We’ve only got a few weeks left. March 31st, that’s the last call.” He also explained that anyone not signed up by that date will have to wait until open enrollment begins anew in the fall. In the meantime, they risk being fined for not having coverage.
Officials of the Affordable Health Insurance Network, known for their resourceful web site at AffordableHealthInsurance.org, released a joint statement saying that they are very confident that the goal can be reached by the deadline. They also emphasized, as did Obama, that in addition to the 4 million already enrolled, millions more are benefiting from the health care law’s expansion of Medicaid and its provision which allows young people up to age 26 to remain covered by their parents’ insurance.
Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Healthcare act, was proposed by the Obama administration and officially passed as a law in 2010. It was created to help the estimated 47 million people in the United States who did not have healthcare insurance. One huge benefit is that insurance programs are required to cover pre-existing health conditions.
To sign up for Obamacare, visit: http://www.HealthCare.gov
To learn more about affordable health insurance in general, visit: http://www.AffordableHealthInsurance.org
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