Fifth Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment creates confusion

Andrew Harnik  AP

Enrollment for health care begins November 1 and runs until December 15.

Remember, the health law has not been repealed, so the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land.

That confusion was evident in a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey which found more than a third of uninsured Americans polled either believed Obamacare was repealed or didn't know the law's status.

The amount of financial help you get is tied to your income and the cost of the silver plans, which offer middle-of-the-road prices and benefits.

It was similar in Iowa, where Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Des Moines dropped out after its funding went from more than $304,000 past year to $45,000.

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Kellie Blackmon said she is basically in health insurance limbo. "This will allow people to join association plans and you could potentially join in with those". In the Lehigh Valley, you could pay nothing but co-pays or deductibles for some low-priced bronze plans. Meanwhile, the average lowest cost plan within each rating area is expected to increase by 17 percent in 2018.

In addition to the impact on individual consumers, increased premiums, especially for the benchmark plans, have major implications for the federal budget. All plans selected during open enrollment will take effect January 1, 2018.

Almost half of counties in the US are expected to have only one insurer offering plans in 2018.

"Those are policies that people can purchase that do not have all the different mandates placed upon the ACA compliant plans", he said.

The health law still requires most Americans to buy coverage that complies with the law or face a penalty that can top $1,000 depending on income. The 2018 filing season will be the first time that the IRS will not accept tax returns that lack coverage information, the agency announced last week. You'd pay whichever is greater.

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The increase in premiums will be felt most by the 15 percent of the exchange population that is not eligible for APTCs. The group helped sign-up about 10,000 residents previous year, said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director Ohio Association of Food Banks.

Those customers should check for options outside the marketplaces, where people can still buy insurance but without tax credit help. She is unsure of which plan to select and said the process makes her feel like giving up.

Victor Rodriguez said during a phone-banking session in Miami that he recently began getting insurance through disability, but he's planning to re-enroll his wife through the federal marketplace.

Because there is an even shorter window to enroll, experts recommend avoiding last minute shopping.

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