Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Period

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Your DGB for today is to spread the word about the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act because we know the Trump administration isn’t going to do it, like we told you back in August. https://www.dailygrabback.com/todays-grab-1/2017/8/2/give-the-aca-some-preventative-care?rq=open%20enrollment

Trump has done absolutely everything he can to undermine Obamacare, including cutting funding in advertising for the program and funds that help assist people in registration. And he didn’t cut it just a little bit, he cut it a lot; 89% a lot. Last year they received 1.2 million dollars to help sign people up for insurance under the ACA, and this year they are getting an abysmal $129,000. 

Today we want you to sign up for insurance on the marketplace if you need it, share this Grab so others can sign up, or even offer to drive a friend or neighbor to get assistance. You can learn more about the Open Enrollment period here: https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/open-enrollment-period/. You can also find someone local to help you with all the paperwork and questions here: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/#/.

Get your Obamacare while you still can!

 

Give the ACA Some Preventative Care

Your DGB for today is to start promoting the next ACA open enrollment period.

In lieu of being able to pass any Obamacare repeal through his Republican-controlled Congress, Trump will now rely on his ongoing fallback strategy: sabotaging it in every possible way to further the propaganda that it’s failing. This New York Times article explains his plan well.

One of the things he did back in January was pull advertising and outreach for the remainder of that open enrollment period (It ended January 31, 2017). The ACA needs more participation to work better, especially from the young and healthy, so promotion is key. The next open enrollment period begins November 1, 2017, and we need to let absolutely everyone know. If the government isn’t going to advertise, we the people will spread the word. Share this grab, share the ACA website- just get it out there.

Healthcare.gov has important dates and information here: https://www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines/, where you can also see if you qualify for 2017 coverage on the basis of finances or life events, like getting married or having a baby.