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2017-09-04

Trump Sabotages Obamacare by Cutting Enrollment Period, Outreach

Trump trying to sabotage Obamacare by cutting enrollment period, and funding for outreach to tell people about it. Outreach funding is being cut 90%, from $100 million last year to $10 million this year. So individuals and private organizations will need to let people know about their options. The new enrollment period for 2018 is November 1 to December 15, 2017, for heath insurance starting January 1. (This is half as long as the open enrollment period was last year.) Note: this is the ACA enrollment period. The Medicare open-enrollment period is different. Medicaid is also different.) See "Ex-Medicare chief promotes ObamaCare enrollment on Twitter after Trump cuts outreach funding," http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/348980-ex-medicare-chief-promotes-obamacare-enrollment-on-twitter-after-trump-cuts.