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Today is the last day to enroll for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act

HealthCare.gov
Posted at 11:59 AM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 13:59:56-05

Tuesday marks the final day for Americans to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Tuesday marks the last day for open enrollment for the public health insurance commonly referred to as "Obamacare."

The COVID-19 pandemic has left millions without a job and more vulnerable to health issues than ever. While many Americans will be without employer-provided healthcare, people in most states are still able to pick a public plan through the Affordable Care Act.

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 3.8 million Americans have selected a health care plan provided through the Affordable Care Act during the current enrollment period. Between Nov. 29 and Dec. 5 alone, more than 900,000 Americans selected a public health care plan.

To sign up for a plan through to the Affordable Care Act, visit HealthCare.gov and click "take the first steps to apply." From there, customers will enter some initial information and will then be able to pick a plan from the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace or be directed to a health insurance marketplace website run by your state.

Customers can also sign up for an ACA health insurance plan by calling 1-800-318-2596.