Health Insurance Enrollment Efforts Hailed In Ga.
In the meantime, a "Night Ministry" in Illinois boosts enrollment efforts. Elsewhere, New Hampshire officials are torn over whether a proposed change to the health law's enrollment period could be good or bad for consumers.
Georgia Health News:
HHS Chief Hails Exchange Success In Georgia
[Benjamin] Wills and his family are among the more than 425,000 Georgians currently signed up for coverage in the health insurance exchange in 2015. That signup number has exceeded expectations for this point in the open enrollment process. The enrollment period ends Feb. 15. (Miller, 1/23)
The Chicago Sun Times:
Night Ministry Looking To Aid The Uninsured
When most of Chicago is just coming home from work, The Night Ministry is just starting its day, seeking uninsured people to make sure they’re aware of new health insurance options through the Affordable Care Act. Five nights a week, The Night Ministry — a nonprofit organization that provides housing, health care and other forms of support for homeless people or those in danger of becoming homeless — takes its Health Outreach Bus from neighborhood to neighborhood, from about 7 p.m. to midnight. (Thomas, 1/23)
The Associated Press:
Proposed Insurance Enrollment Period Worries Some
A proposal to shift the Affordable Care Act's annual enrollment period could both help and hurt consumers, according to state insurance regulators and industry officials. There are still three weeks left in the current enrollment period, but insurance companies already are scrambling to prepare their 2016 plans and rates because the federal government wants future enrollment periods to run from Oct. 1-Dec. 15. (Ramer, 1/25)