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The clock is ticking on Affordable Care Act open enrollments

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at a rally to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its replacement on Capitol Hill on June 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Criticism is mounting on the GOP for health care reform legislation being done behind closed doors. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)
It’s saved! We have to get everyone to use it!

The first two weeks of open enrollment in Affordable Care Act in plans in 2018 lagged behind the first two weeks of last year, 1.2 million sign-ups now as opposed to 1.5 million sign-ups last year. It did include an extra day last year, but one day isn’t going to account for 300,000 enrollments. Enrollments have just been happening at a slower pace than last year. 

Since the first two weeks this year coincided with the last week of the midterm elections, it’s kind of understandable that people were distracted. But now that Democrats have won the House and saved the nation from more Obamacare repeal (provided Republicans don’t have one final “Fuck you” in them during the lame duck), it’s safe to sign up! There’s not a ton of time left, either. The deadline for most states is December 15.

Please help get the word out. There are some great tools to help you or people you are helping figure out what options are available all across the country. Now that the election is done and the holiday rush hasn’t yet begun, it’s a great time to get out there and get people signed up for Obamacare. It’s your second chance to give Trump and the Republicans the finger.

You know where to go, right? Healthcare.gov, because even Trump hasn’t been able to blow it up.


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