Today: Tuesday, December 15th is the last day you can sign up for healthcare coverage on the marketplace in order to begin coverage January 1st. There is only a few hours left, and you don’t want to have to go without healthcare during January. You can shop for the plan that works best for you and have your questions answered at Healthcare.gov. You can also find local, personal help by clicking here. Questions can also be answered by calling the official hotline at 1(800)-318-2596, or my office at (512)-463-0524.Please forward this message onto your friends and family so, they too can have health coverage in the new year.
This is a vital time for the million plus Texans who are eligible for subsidized healthcare on the marketplace yet currently lack coverage. This period will be the most convenient opportunity for Texans to ensure that they have health insurance through 2016.
If you did not purchase health insurance on the marketplace last year because of fear that the subsides would be eliminated, that is no longer a concern: the Supreme Court once again upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the subsidies are no longer in danger.
So, if you haven’t already join the over 16 million people who have gained health coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act.