Concord, NH— As the end of the open enrollment period to select health care plans through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace approaches, preliminary data confirms that President Biden's efforts to lower costs and expand access to care are driving record numbers of people to enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, with nearly 14 million people enrolling in coverage so far.
"As New Hampshire communities grapple with the surge of the Omicron variant, access to reliable, quality health care has never been more important. That’s why I was laser-focused on bringing down the costs of premiums through negotiations around the American Rescue Plan – now, affordable health care is within reach for more working families,” said Senator Jeanne Shaheen. “As the January 15th deadline to sign up for health insurance through the ACA quickly approaches, I encourage Granite Staters to sign up for this life-saving coverage.”
Since the start of open enrollment, nearly 14 million people have signed up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period, which ends Saturday, January 15 at midnight. Consumers can enroll by visiting HealthCare.gov and CuidadoDeSalud.gov or calling 1-800-318-2596 for help.
President Biden took immediate action to make health care more affordable and get more Americans covered, including opening a special enrollment period and signing the American Rescue Plan into law, which increased subsidies to help more Americans purchase their insurance. These efforts mean millions of working families are finally able to access quality, affordable coverage – many with zero-dollar premiums. And this is just the beginning: the Build Back Better Act will continue to drive down health care and prescription drug prices and ensure millions of families have the care they need.