Obamacare

That didn’t take long.

If you need health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, you still have three more days to enroll.

Although the national deadline for open enrollment on Healthcare.gov was Dec. 15, Floridians were given an extended deadline of Dec. 31 because of damages caused by Hurricane Irma. 

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A pair of Democratic state lawmakers have introduced joint resolutions for the 2018 legislative session that propose an amendment to the Florida constitution to expand Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act.  The proposals, from Rep. Lori Berman, D-Lantana and Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, would have to be approved by at least 60 percent of voters in a ballot referendum next fall. 

The political battle around Obamacare doesn’t seem to be factoring into Floridians' decisions to sign up. Florida leads the nation in Obamacare enrollment. And the state’s residents are once again signing up for the program at a record rate. That’s despite Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. 

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Open Enrollment is starting this week for Affordable Care Act health insurance plans, and enrollment for Medicare opened a couple of weeks ago. Today, we talk with a health care navigator about what has changed and what hasn’t since what’s known as “Obamacare” has come in the crosshairs of our current president.

We’ll find out whether or not recent executive orders impact Florida health insurance plans and learn how to overcome some of the roadblocks you may encounter as you try to enroll.

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