With Federal Funds Cut, Others Must Lead Health Insurance Sign-Up Efforts

Christy Torres of Foundations Communities in Austin contacts people who bought insurance on Healthcare.Gov. to tell them it’s almost time to renew.

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Christy Torres of Foundations Communities in Austin contacts people who bought insurance on Healthcare.Gov. to tell them it’s almost time to renew.

Martin Do Nascimento/KUT

Starting next week, Americans will again be able to shop for health plans on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. Open enrollment in most states runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. But a lot of people don’t know that because the Trump administration slashed the marketing budget for Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. So states, municipalities, community groups, insurers and others are strengthening their outreach efforts.

In Texas, some cities and local governments are doing their best to get the word out, but it will be hard to reach the more rural communities.

As Federal Government<p>Article source: <a href=http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/28/560225509/with-federal-funds-cut-others-must-lead-health-insurance-sign-up-efforts?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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