Dispelling Health Coverage Myths for 2017


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On the eve of the deadline for Open Enrollment, many people who have not registered for coverage have not done so because they still have questions. Groups such as Enroll America have made it a priority in the waning days leading up to the deadline on January 31, 2017, to dispel as many of the myths and answer questions surrounding health coverage.

Myth: It isn’t worth it to sign up for coverage.

People still need to have coverage for 2017 or they could face steep fines when it is time to file for their income taxes. When Open Enrollment began last November, 100,000 people signed up for coverage on the first day. Any new laws concerning healthcare will more than likely not be implemented in 2017.

Myth: I can’t afford the coverage

A large number of people who obtain coverage through the Marketplace qualify for financial assistance. Changes to the system will not impact what is available to sign up for now.

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has proven to be extremely beneficial to the Latino community. Since it the ACA passed into law, over 20 million people have gained health insurance and Latinos have reduced their rate of uninsured individuals by nearly 8%.

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of Latinos remain without health insurance coverage

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