General News You Want to Talk About - Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:56 pm

IMPORTANT!!




If you live in the U.S. and wish to sign up for Obamacare/Affordable Care Act healthcare for 2019, THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS DECEMBER 15, 2018!!


In California, the deadline is January 15, 2019!!



Here is the link to the website to get healthcare through Obamacare/Affordable Care Act:  https://www.healthcare.gov/





Trump has cut both the time period when you can sign up AND funds to promote to the public the availability of health care through the Affordable Care Act by signing up within the deadline.

Also keep in mind that the Trump administration is playing mean tricks like shutting down the website during Open Enrollment periods, so DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO SIGN UP! 


You do not want to not have healthcare for 2019!

Sign up now!








Huffington Post wrote:
Trump Officials Plan Obamacare Site Shutdowns During Open Enrollment

10/10/2018

The Trump administration is under scrutiny for shortening the enrollment period and scheduling lengthy maintenance downtime for the Healthcare.gov website.

The Trump administration plans to take the Healthcare.gov website offline for hours at a time for maintenance during the coming Obamacare enrollment season, The Hill reported on Tuesday.

[ . . . ]

The Trump administration was criticized last year for scheduling almost-weekly maintenance of the Healthcare.gov site during the Obamacare enrollment period.

“I could see this really impacting the ability of people to complete an application sign-up in a single sitting, which is so important,”
Jason Stevenson of the Utah Health Policy Project, an Obamacare navigator group, told CNN at the time. 

Lori Lodes, who served as a communications director of CMS during the Obama administration, also expressed concern at the large chunks of downtime being scheduled.

[ . . . ]

Fact-checking site Snopes.com pointed out last year that the Trump administration slashed the Obamacare open enrollment period by more than half, from three months to six weeks, so the downtime consumes more of the enrollment period.

This year’s maintenance outage schedule is reportedly the same as last year’s: 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Sunday, except for the last Sunday, during the sign-up period. The total scheduled downtime this year ― as it was last year ― is 60 hours.


The enrollment window for 2019 coverage will run from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15.







Source:  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-officials-plan-obamacare-site-maintenance-shutdowns-during-open-enrollment_us_5bbdb23de4b0876edaa39f1f




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