As Biden reopens ACA health insurance, thousands eligible in Georgia

The new open enrollment window will run from Feb. 15 to May 15, and coverage will start immediately with 2021 insurance plans. Prior to Feb. 15, people can go to HealthCare.gov/see-plans to window shop.

What kind of financial assistance is there?

On the ACA exchange, insurance plans are subsidized to be affordable for people who expect in 2021 to make less than 400% of the poverty level—as long as they make at least poverty level. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, most of the Americans who currently are eligible for a free “bronze” level plan on the ACA exchange after subsidies are applied reside in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and Texas. Georgia has one of the highest uninsured rates in the nation.

There is no assistance for Georgians who make less than 100% of the poverty level and who don’t meet the Georgia Medicaid criteria because the state has not

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Biden reopens online health insurance marketplaces, citing ‘damage’ from Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday reopened the nation’s online health insurance marketplace for people who cannot obtain coverage through their employers, in a move he said was aimed at undoing “damage” done by his predecessor Donald Trump.

In an executive order, Biden restored access to healthcare.gov, allowing Americans to sign up for insurance through the government exchange from Feb. 15 to May 15, the White House said. The program is normally accessible for just six weeks in the fall.

Biden, who took office last week, also directed federal agencies to “re-examine” Trump-era policies like work requirements that made it more difficult for people to qualify for Medicaid, the government-run health insurance program for the poor.

The actions were the latest in a blizzard of moves by the new Democratic president to reverse the policies of the Republican Trump.

“Today I’m about to sign two executive orders

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