Open Enrollment Begins November 1st For Federal Marketplace Health Insurance

Open Enrollment Begins November 1st For Federal Marketplace Health Insurance


SOMEONE MADE A THREAT OVER THE PHONE. THEY INVESTIGATED BUT OPERATIONS WERE NOT AFFECTED. NOW TO CAMPAIGN 2018, HEALTHCARE IS THE TOP ISSUE FOR FLORIDA VOTERS AS THEY HEAD TO THE POLLS NOW THROUGH ELECTION DAY. WHILE THAT’S SIX DAYS AWAY, TOMORROW BEGINS OPEN ENROLLMENT WHERE YOU CAN SELECT A HEALTHCARE PLAN ONLINE. Reporter: NOVEMBER 1st, PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CONTINUE THEIR HEALTHCARE COVERAGE CAN BEGIN SHOPPING FOR A PLAN. LAST YEAR FLORIDA LED THE NATION FOR SIGNUPS WITH 1.7 MILLION PEOPLE. AT COMMUNITY HEALTH OF SOUTH FLORIDA, THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT LED TO A DROP FROM 0% — 70% TO 50%. ONCE THEY GOT COVERAGE, THEY WERE ABLE TO COME MORE OFTEN. Reporter: THE LAW’S POPULARITY BOUNCED BACK FROM A LOW IN 2013 BUT IT REMAINS A MAJOR TOPIC FOR VOTERS. BASED ON A TRACKER POLL THREE OUT OF FOUR FLORIDIANS SAY IT’S IMPORTANT TO THEIR VOTE. IT’S LOCATED IN THE 26th DISTRICT. DESPITE THE NUMBERS, HE ARGUES PREMIUMS ARE RISING TOO FAST AND THE GOP PLAN WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. A PLAN MORE COHERENT AND WE WOULD BE ON A MORE SUSTAINABLE PATH TOWARD BETTER HEALTHCARE IN OUR COUNTRY. Reporter: DEMOCRATS DISAGREEN AND POINT TO REPUBLICANS TRYING TO CUT IT. THEY HAVE CUT THE ENROLLMENT PERIOD DRAMATICALLY. WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT IT IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL. Reporter: DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ WANTS TO GET THE WORD OUT CITING HER OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AS A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR. ONE DAY I WAS A PICTURE OF HEALTH AND THE NEXT DAY A CANCER SURVIVOR. Reporter: DECISIONS MADE AT THE BALLOT BOX COULD DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE IN OUR COUNTRY. FOR NOW PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED TO SHOW UP FOR INSURANCE OR FACE A FINE. THERE WILL BE ASSISTANCE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE HELP,

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