By Gordon Hopkins
Rural Health News Service 

Obamacare deadline fast approaching

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (aka: Obamacare) ends on Friday, Dec. 15, of this year. Previously, open enrollment lasted until the end of January, so the enrollment period for this year has been cut half. But if you miss the December deadline, you may still qualify to enroll.

 

December 12, 2017



Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (aka: Obamacare) ends on Friday, Dec. 15, of this year. Previously, open enrollment lasted until the end of January, so the enrollment period for this year has been cut half.

But if you miss the December deadline, you may still qualify to enroll.

For example, you are eligible if you have lost your health care coverage. If you lost your job and your employer-sponsored health care plan, or you are recently divorced or legally separated or your spouse has died and you are no longer covered under your spouse’s insurance plan, you will usually have...



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