TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP
Open Enrollment for 2019 Healthcare Coverage
How to Sign Up:
- TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY to log in to HealthCare.gov and fill out an application enrolling in a 2019 Marketplace health plan
- Enroll TODAYforcoverage starting January 1, 2019
- Click here for an overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace
- Click here for a checklist of the documents you will need
- Click here for a health insurance cost estimate based on 2019 information
- Click here to learn how to count income and household members
Harris County Resources
Enroll Gulf Coast is an organization working with health coverage partners and stakeholders in Greater Harris County to engage many different voices in support of an easy, accessible and widely available enrollment process of the Affordable Care Act.
Click here for more information, or call 832-393-5423.
From our allies at the Center for Public Policy Priorities:
“Kaiser Family Foundation just released a report that finds 1 million uninsured people in Texas would qualify for a Bronze plan in the Marketplace with a $0 premium, after the subsidy. [Click here to read the report.]
Bronze plans have high deductibles and aren’t right for many people – especially people under 250% of the federal poverty level who qualify for an extra subsidy that lowers the deductibles/copays for Silver plans. BUT, a no-cost Bronze plan is much better than being uninsured or buying skimpy short-term plan coverage. Unlike short-term plans, a Bronze plan covers pre-existing conditions, has no-cost preventive care, has an out-of-pocket maximum, and doesn’t have lifetime or annual limits.”
Better Brains, Better Futures:
Evidence-based Policies for Supporting Children’s Early Brain Development
This report is based on the Early Childhood Development and Policy Symposium held at the University of Houston on October 18, 2018 that I attended. I thank the speakers who presented at this Symposium for their valuable insights, including Flavio Cunha, Shay Everitt, Patrick Gill, Kim Griffin, Ellie Johnson, Leslie Wang, Cynthia Osborne, Deborah Phillips, Stephanie Rubin, as well as Representative Sarah Davis (R-Houston), Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood), Representative Armando Walle (D-Houston).
From left to right: Rep. Armando Walle (D-Houston), Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood), Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), and Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston) at the Early Childhood Development & Policy Symposium at the University of Houston in October.
What To Watch This Week:
Our video of the week is from NBC:
“Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi clashed with the President over his demand for five billion dollars to build a border wall — the same wall the President promised Mexico would pay for. “
Cartoon of the Week
Source: Kevin Siers | Copyright 2018 Cagle Cartoons
Song of the Week