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It’s time to sign up for the Affordable Care Act: What you Need To Know(Video)


By Stephanie Stapleton and Julie Appleby

Kaiser Health News

The Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – has not yet been repealed or replaced, although the Trump administration has cut the budget for provisions designed to help people enroll. Kaiser Health News explains how to make sure you’re covered. (khn.org)

The open enrollment season for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began last week. And a lot has changed for consumers who buy their own individual coverage through the health law’s state and federal marketplaces. For example, the sign-up period is shorter than it has been in the past. There also will be less on-the-ground assistance available to help them navigate the ins and outs of these online marketplaces. And that’s just the beginning. This live chat features KHN senior correspondent Julie Appleby answering questions about these changes and offering tips for consumers about how to shop around and compare options for the 2018 coverage year.

Click any image in this story for the Facebook Live video, which lasts about 23 minutes. The video can also be found here:


Take note: the actual conversation about open enrollment begins about 1 minute into the video.

For more in-depth conversations with KHN reporters, check out our Facebook video archive.