How many people can enroll via HC.gov RIGHT NOW? 365,000...in Texas alone.
2019 OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS (most states)
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I posted something about this a few days ago, but it didn't get nearly as much buzz/attention as I would have figured, probably due to my soft-selling the headline. Anyway, Enroll America has released a report which estimates that there's up to 6.7 million people who could qualify to enroll in a new, ACA-compatible health insurance plan via HC.gov (or their state exchange, depending on where they live).
The current article focuses specifically on Texas, where up to 365,000 people should be eligible to enroll right now, even though it's the "off-season", due to major life changes such as recently getting married, divorced, having a child, losing their job and so on.
Round two of Obamacare enrollment starts Nov. 15. But a group promoting signups wants Texas’ 5 million uninsured adults between the ages of 18 and 64 to know that as many as 365,000 of them are eligible today to go online and enroll in the federally run health insurance marketplace.
...On Tuesday, the group Enroll America and its Get Covered America campaign, which operates in Texas and 10 other states, released a report estimating that 365,691 uninsured adult Texans will experience one or more of those qualifying events in the 7 1/2 months between enrollment periods.
By my estimates, roughly 9,000 additional people have been enrolling every day since the first Open Enrollment period ended in mid-April, or slightly over 1 million to date, in addition to the 8 million who enrolled from October - April. I'm guessing that roughly another million will enroll from now through November 15, when the 2nd open enrollment period starts up again.
That means that there's over 4 1/2 million more people out there who could enroll during the off-season but, so far at least, don't seem to be doing so.
If you're one of them, visit Healthcare.Gov (or whatever your state-run exchange website is) and check into it today!