A record number of people have signed up for the healthcare program in 2021….
The same program that Republicans tried to ‘repeal’ and (GOP Gov DeSantis’s) Florida record sign-ups….
A record number of people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act in 2021, and it looks like they are sticking with it in 2022.
“I’m just waiting for January 1,” Sarah Morley said.
Morley spent nearly two years without health insurance, but she enrolled in an Affordable Care Act plan after getting an $8,000 hospital bill that she is paying out of pocket.
New numbers released Wednesday show Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” enrollment for 2022 has hit a historic high with 13.6 million Americans already signed up for coverage.
The deadline is Jan. 15.
Since President Joe Biden took office, 4.6 million people have gained health insurance.
The American Rescue Plan pumped subsidies into the Affordable Care Act marketplace, lowering premiums for 90% of consumers and expanding access to an additional 3.6 million uninsured people, many of them middle-class.
More than 2.8 million Americans signed up during a special enrollment period earlier this year….
Florida leads the nation in Affordable Care Act enrollment.
A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows public support for Obamacare at an all-time high.
About 58% have a favorable opinion, compared to 43% when Trump was elected.
“The long-term trend shows that the ACA has gained popularity over time,” said Kaiser Family Foundation vice president Cynthia Cox….
The Build Back Better bill would extend those subsidies and expansions from the American Rescue Plan through 2025, but if the bill does not pass, those benefits could expire by the end of next year…..