The Trump administration is trying to kill the Affordable Care Act administratively since they’ve failed legislatively.
Open enrollment is open from Nov 1st to Dec 15th this year. (In previous years, people had the chance to look over their plans during their winter holiday vacation. This year that’s out.)
The website will be shut down every Sunday from Midnight until noon for “Maintenance” except for Dec 10th. I assume that’s to keep people from getting help before or after church.
Advertising has been cut, money for people to help navigate the system has been cut.
Then there’s some bizarre stuff going on with the previously most popular “silver” plans– rates on these have skyrocketed because of government malfeasance, and it may actually cost the same (possibly less!) to get a “gold” plan than to get a silver plan. (“Bronze” plans will cost about the same as before, but are generally high deductible.)
I’ve seen various twitter accounts reminding people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. But I wonder, what can we do to get to word out to people who don’t follow activists on Twitter? I’ve posted a sign on my door at work and am considering mentioning it in class. Most of my students (at least in the past when I’ve asked) are still on their parents’ plans.
Let’s brainstorm… any suggestions for how to get this information out?