Congresswoman Johnson Highlights the ACA Open Enrollment Period
WASHINGTON, D.C. – (November 13, 2014) – Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2015 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins on Saturday, November 15th and ends on Sunday, February 15th, 2015. During this 4 month period, newly enrolled and currently enrolled users are encouraged to visit the Health Insurance Marketplace to determine the most effective coverage plan for themselves and their families.
Since 2011, the ACA has made healthcare more accessible and affordable for millions of Americans by saving consumers $9 billion. Access to healthcare has expanded, with a substantial reduction of the number of Americans uninsured. According to statistics released by the Obama Administration and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS):
- 10.3 million uninsured adults have been covered since the launch of ACA Open Enrollment Exchanges in 2013;
- The number of uninsured adults has been reduced by 26% since the start of Open Enrollment in 2013;
- 7.3 million people signed up for Marketplace plans, paid their premiums, and accessed quality, affordable coverage; and
- Another 8 million individuals enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP since the beginning of Open Enrollment –an increase of nearly 14% compared to average monthly signups prior to October 1st, 2013.
In 2015, there will be a 25% increase in the total number of issuers selling health insurance plans in the Marketplace, meaning increased access to healthcare and coverage options. Overall, Americans express satisfaction with coverage and the improved quality of healthcare they are receiving.
I would encourage everyone to make your elections early and not wait until the deadline of February 15th, 2015.
For more information on potential coverage and key dates, visit www.HealthCare.Gov.
Contact: Yinka Robinson - Yinka.Robinson@mail.house.gov
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Kessler Park, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, South Dallas & South Oak Cliff; all of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Ferris, Glenn Heights, South Grand Prairie, Oak Lawn, Ovilla, Uptown/Victory Park and West Dallas.