Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Cohen Promotes Awareness That Open Enrollment for 2018 Healthcare.Gov Has Begun

November 1, 2017
Press Release
Trump Administration Has Drastically Reduced Window For Signing Up

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today took to the House floor to remind his constituents and the country that the much-reduced time period for enrolling in health care through Healthcare.gov (“The Affordable Care Act”) has begun. This year’s open enrollment is half the length of time – six weeks shorter – than last year. December 15 is the last day to sign up.

“Memphis has recently seen a decrease in the disparity in breast cancer mortality rates between black and white women, a clear indication that access to affordable care saves lives,” Cohen said in a House floor speech. See his remarks here.

In 2018, in Tennessee, 88 percent can find a “Bronze” Plan for under $75 a month. In Memphis, many consumers earning between $30,000 and $48,000 a year can find a “Silver” plan for under $100.

The Trump Administration’s effort to undermine a program that has led to demonstrable and dramatic improvements in health outcomes has included slashing marketing funding and funding for “navigators” to help people with the process as well as the recent Trump decision to stop the government reimbursing insurers.

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