Texans Can Get Insurance on Healthcare.gov from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15

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We need your help this week — and for the next six weeks — making sure more Texans have a chance to get the insurance they need to stop cancer before it spreads, make sure their kids are healthy for school, or avoid a pile of medical bills they can't pay.

The Trump administration slashed funding to get the word out about signing up for insurance on healthcare.gov, so it's up to all of us to get the word out.

Here are five things that Texans should know about signing up for health insurance this year:

  1. You can sign up for a 2019 insurance plan on healthcare.gov from November 1 to December 15. This is the only chance to sign up for health insurance for 2019 through healthcare.gov unless you experience a “qualifying life event” during 2019, such as getting married or losing your health insurance.

  2. Most Texans who sign up will receive financial help to reduce the costs. You can only get that financial help through healthcare.gov.

  3. Prices have dropped for several insurance plans for this year. They could have dropped more but Congress and the administration worked to sabotage our health care over the last two years.

  4. New "junk" insurance plans that provide very little coverage are legal this year. You can avoid them by picking a plan on healthcare.gov.

  5. Community organizations are standing by ready to help you learn about your options and sign up for a plan.

Learn more about how, where, and when to get assistance from local experts in the following communities:

Austin
El Paso
Gulf Coast/Houston
Rio Grande Valley (In addition to visiting the website, for more information you can contact navigator@mhpsalud.org and 956-246-4125.)
San Antonio

Texans in other areas can visit MyTexasMyHealth.org to find a local community health center that will help with signing up for insurance.

Thank you for fighting for health care!