The Affordable Care Act lives!

KAREN ELIAS

Lock Haven

In spite of attempts on the part of this administration to sow confusion around the state of health care in our country, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land.

It’s true that some folks will have fewer insurance options this time around, but there are some who will actually have more. Most enrollees will have multiple plans to choose from.

Every county in the country will offer marketplace options in 2018, and financial help is still available.

To get 2018 coverage, you’ll need to go to HealthCare.gov between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15, when open enrollment will end.

Coverage will begin on Jan. 1.

If you already have ACA coverage, your plan will be automatically renewed on Dec. 15, but you might want to go to HealthCare.gov to update your information and compare your options for 2018. You might just find a plan that will save you some money.

If you’re on Medicare or are getting your insurance through your employer, there’s no need to do anything further since you already have insurance coverage.

It’s easy. Just go to www.HealthCare.gov to sign up. And if you have questions or need further help, go to localhelp.healthcare.gov.

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