Help Ensure the ACA Continues Covering the Uninsured
More than one in 10 women in America remain uninsured.The Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period – November 1 through December 15, 2017 – is a critical opportunity to connect people with affordable health insurance, but the Trump administration is doing everything it can to sabotage open enrollment this year.
That’s why, together, we must resist and persist. Here are three ways you can help connect your friends, family members and people in your community with the health care they need:
- Volunteer to help people enroll in health coverage. To find local volunteer opportunities, click here and insert your zip code. Then, call or visit the websites for the state or local organizations that are helping people enroll to find out how they can use your help.
- Tell your friends:
- Post frequently on social media about open enrollment and the benefits of having health insurance. Follow @GetUSCovered on Twitter and “like” Get America Covered's Facebook page for content that you can easily share. You can also find graphics to use on social media here.
- Watch and share this video, featuring our newest spokesdog Mavis, about how to enroll.
- Share this short video featuring the National Partnership's Vice President Katie Martin talking about open enrollment.
- Send an email to your friends and family. Click here for sample language you can copy and paste into an email.
- Remind anyone you speak with who is without insurance to visit HealthCare.gov to get covered before December 15. Most people are required to have health insurance, and it’s less expensive than they might think.
- Print and post information in your community. If you live in a HealthCare.gov state,* print this postcard. Visit local stores, places of worship, pharmacies, libraries and restaurants and ask if you can post them on bulletin boards or in windows. Bring a stack to upcoming doctor appointments and ask if you can leave them at the reception desk. Or sign up here with the Get America Covered campaign to join an existing team of volunteers in your community.
*The states with their own separate marketplaces are CA, CO, CT, DC, ID, MD, MA, MN, NY, RI, VT and WA. If you live in any of these states, click here to access state-specific resources.
Get – or Stay – Covered!
If you need health insurance for yourself or your family, visit HealthCare.gov to explore your options.
Note: If you currently purchase health insurance through HealthCare.gov, you won’t be able to make changes to your coverage after December 15, so visit now to find out if a different plan will save you money in 2018.
- Indivisible’s Open Enrollment Organizing Toolkit
- Black Women's Health Imperative's #EnrollHer17 initiative
- Detailed FAQs for people with and without health insurance from experts at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
- We’ve Got You Covered: What Women Need To Know About Health Care Enrollment from our friends at the National Women’s Law Center