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As of this writing, there are six days left in the 2019 open enrollment period to receive coverage under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as "Obamacare." If you are sitting around thinking "wait a second, I didn't even know it was open-enrollment season!" just know that you're not alone. What used to be a widely advertised seasonal push is now a largely word-of-mouth campaign in what almost seems a purposeful drive to push down insurance rates.
Since President Trump has taken office, the advertising budget for Obamacare signup has been slashed by 90% from $100 million in 2016 to less than $10 million a year now. Not just that, but the budget for "navigators," people who help individuals and families sign up for coverage, has been slashed nearly fifty percent.
I'm trying to avoid getting too overtly political, but I do think this is a shame. It seems like we just can't get over this debate and the people most adversely affected are already struggling just to get by. The least we can do is make it be widely known that you have 45 days to sign up for your health coverage each year and if you miss the deadline then you will have to wait another year before you can get sick again (pun intended).
So, if you haven't signed up for Obamacare yet, make sure you do it by December 15, 2019. This may be your only notice since you very likely won't be seeing many commercials reminding you about it.