Congressmember Salud Carbajal and Dana Gamble of County Public Health recently discussed the open enrollment for health insurance, emphasizing the affordability as low as $10 a month for some income groups. The deadline to renew and apply for Covered California is January 31, while the deadline to keep uninterrupted coverage for those already enrolled is December 15. Missing either of these deadlines results in an income tax fee based on family size. For example, an individual making $2,500 a month who misses the deadline can expect to pay a $700 fee next year.
Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act is open from November 1 to January 31, with more information available on the Covered California website or by calling (800) 300-0213. It’s worth noting that only eight percent of Americans are uninsured for health coverage, which is the lowest uninsured rate in U.S. history. Congressmember Carbajal mentioned that he had helped pass the Inflation Reduction Act that extended subsidies to lower premiums for middle-class and working-class families, allowing four out of five Americans to find a plan for $10 a month or less. With these options available, there’s no excuse not to have access to affordable and comprehensive healthcare coverage.