Sign-Ups for 2017 Now Closed: What to Expect from the Affordable Care Act Marketplace

The open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, has come to a close, recording a noticeable dip in the numbers compared to what was initially expected. According to the previous administration, they were set to sign up at least a million people during the final week of the open enrollment period. It missed that mark, however, and the total number of sign-ups was pegged at 9.2 million. This reflects a 4% decline from the 9.63 million recorded people at around the same time last year.

Despite this minor setback in sign-up numbers, and despite the worries about the future of Obamacare, those who did enroll with the program can still expect to be offered the full service guaranteed by it. Experts note that, confusion in policies aside, people should still go for the opportunity to be covered, especially since the Affordable Care Act marketplace this year has various health plans and subsidies in place.

Hospitals and other institutions that will inevitably be affected by the shifts and movements in the implementation of Obamacare should be equally alert so as to ensure a smooth continuity of service delivery to their patients. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2mBdUYX

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