Rep. Eshoo Calls for Nationwide Extension of Open Enrollment Period for HealthCare.gov
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma today asking CMS to immediately extend the enrollment period for HealthCare.gov.
“During this unprecedented health and employment crisis, I urge you to extend the deadline for HealthCare.gov’s open enrollment period through January 31st to allow Americans more time to sign up for health care coverage,” Eshoo wrote. “At the very least, HealthCare.gov should follow California’s example of extending the deadline for January 1st coverage until December 30th.”
On Friday, December 11th Covered California extended the open enrollment period for Californians until December 30th to sign up for coverage that begins on January 1st. This unprecedented move will help ensure that Californians get the care they need as we face an increasing health crisis with COVID-19 infections and deaths surging across the country. Nine other states and the District of Columbia have also extended their open enrollment periods. Americans who live in the 36 states that rely on HealthCare.gov need CMS to extend the enrollment deadline so they can benefit from enrolling in low-cost, high-quality Marketplace coverage.
A copy of Rep. Eshoo’s letter can be found HERE.
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