Last call: Obamacare open enrollment ends Friday

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You won't need one-on-one help if you're savvy with computers and can sign up online at HealthCare.gov - and if you already know what you need and have all your information ready. The call center is open 8 a.m.to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.to midnight on December 22.

"We have to explain to that representative that the consumer qualifies, and then a tier 2 representative will manually open that step", she said.

"It's important that people get the message: this may be your last chance to enroll in 2018 health insurance coverage", said eHealth CEO Scott Flanders in a news release. If you choose a Bronze plan, though, the deductibles will be higher than on Silver or Gold, so be sure you can afford to pay them.

"It leads to coverage denials", he points out.

Antoinette Kraus, director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, which provides help for consumers and will continue to be available until 11:59 p.m. Friday, said that her organization had enrolled more people statewide in November alone than during last year's entire three-month open enrollment season.

"The deadline is sneaking up on people". By requiring everyone to have health insurance, the ACA spreads the cost across a larger number of people. "We are having this huge influx in the last few days of requests for assistance and we're capped".

"People can at least come and see what offerings there are and the affordability for them and their household to see if it'll work for them", Anness said. We've also had people for whom the plans were too expensive so we have offered the option of going off the exchange. And the state's residents are once again signing up for the program at a record rate.

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"Given the unstable nature of the current individual market, we would not be surprised if our 2018 enrollment numbers end-up slightly less than a year ago", he said.

"They needed help, they needed to be taken care of and that wasn't bad, but the fact is, we have to put more money into it".

Paperwork confirming immigration and refugee status is needed for the online filing system as well.

The enrollment numbers will get a big boost when current plans automatically renew for next year.

Financially, if people don't enroll by the end of Friday it could mean a cost increase for those not receiving free healthcare through the government.

After inputting a zip code, income and some other basic questions, it's possible to see plans available in the area and cost estimates after any available tax credits. And when you have health insurance, you have better access to care, you have better family security, better family financial security-which lifts a tremendous burden off of people who are anxious that they are one serious medical condition away from bankruptcy.

"I can't say enough about Tennessee Healthcare Campaign". "We're happy to help a community that we love".

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