ACA Open Enrollment Extended For Extra Month
ACA HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT- Open enrollment for 2022’s Affordable Care Act health insurance plans in Louisiana started November 1st, and will continue through January 15, 2022. This is a month longer than the enrollment window has been in recent years. The ACA-- also known as Obama-Care was approved by Congress in 2010 and has been providing affordable subsidized health insurance through Healthcare-dot-gov, the government marketplace. Michael Bertaut is a certified healthcare economist with Blue-Cross/Blue-Shield of Louisiana. Speaking recently on the program: Talk Louisiana on Public Radio WRKF in Baton Rouge, he said the ACA program has been helpful to low-income people living in Louisiana.
"It's been a huge impact for a state like Louisiana," Bertaut said. "We're a relatively poor state, just about the lowest household income in the nation. So the ACA has been a critical part in getting people covered in Louisiana."
We're a relatively poor state, just about the lowest household income in the nation. So the ACA has been a critical part in getting people covered in Louisiana.
About 800,000 Louisianans have health insurance through the ACA. People interested in getting coverage have until January 15th to enroll, However those wanting coverage to begin on January 1st must select an insurance plan by December 15th. To learn more: www.healthcare.gov