Saturday, November 19, 2016
Public Health of Seattle and King County answers the question: "Should I still sign up for health insurance in the current political climate?"
Yes, is their answer. In a recent blog post, Keith Seinfeld wrote,
Ever since the election, people are wondering whether their health insurance coverage will survive next year, if the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called “Obamacare”) is targeted for repeal.
The short answer is, Yes. Your insurance should stay the same all through 2017, whether you are enrolled through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange or through Washington Apple Health (Medicaid).
Open Enrollment has already started, for people with incomes that qualify for discounted plans on the Exchange. There are two deadlines coming up. The first deadline – to complete an application for coverage that starts in January – will be December 15th. The final deadline is January 31, 2017.
People who buy coverage now should feel confident that it is good for all of 2017 – no matter what happens.
The article continues with his explanation of why this is. Read it here.