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The Deadline to Sign Up for Obamacare Is Tomorrow. Here's What's New and Why You Should Start Today

Altman says she's concerned that about 40,000 fewer Pennsylvanians have signed up so far this year compared to last, but she says many people usually wait until the last week to enroll.

Enrollment for health insurance for 2019 ends on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. But so far sign-ups have been lagging when compared to past year.

Consumers have until December 15 to sign up for coverage that starts on January 1, 2019.

As of December 8, a little more than 25,000 people have enrolled.

Disappointing sign-ups will add to the long-running political blame game over health care.

We are encouraging consumers who need health insurance to join the millions of people who have gone to HealthCare.gov and found health insurance. Different people qualify for very different plans.

PHOENIX - If you're planning to select an Affordable Care Act health insurance plan for 2019, act fast - open enrollment closes Saturday. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar also posted his own straightforward video pitch on Twitter.

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LACK OF A STRATEGY FOR EXPANDING HEALTHCARE.GOV, THE FEDERAL INSURANCE MARKETPLACE The Trump administration didn't set sign-up targets for the health overhaul, according to a report this summer from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. "Not doing active promotion millions of Americans are not going to find their way to HealthCare.gov". O'Brien says this could be because people are happy with what they have. And with unemployment at a 50-year low, more people may be getting insurance through their employers. You'll want to leave plenty of time for remembering your log-in, estimating your income for 2019 to determine your premium subsidy (if eligible), waiting on hold for customer service if you encounter a glitch - and course, for comparing your plan options.

Health insurance agents & brokers. Only legal immigrants and citizens can get coverage through HealthCare.gov, but that hasn't calmed the fears. "There's a lot of components", Gonzalez said. Available every day, except certain holidays.

As the deadline to sign up for insurance on Connecticut's Affordable Care Act's marketplace looms, officials say enrollment in the state is matching last year's pace. Some 10 million are still enrolled.

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But boosting sign-ups "was not a priority" for the Trump administration, said Ferguson, now a consultant.

The state ACA marketplace, Access Health CT, has already signed up about 100,000 individuals and families in the enrollment period that began in October. About a third said it should be expanded. But voters had mixed views of the ACA, with about half saying it should be repealed totally or in part.

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