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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