This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period begins on November 1 and runs through December 15. The American Nurses Association (ANA) is joining with other consumer-and provider-based groups to ensure consumers are aware of their options and well-positioned to make the best choices for themselves and their families. It is essential that we work to ensure consumers are aware of the current insurance marketplace landscape, the need to select plans that offer meaningful coverage and that the open enrollment period is the only time they’ll be able to select plans from the marketplace exchanges.
While we understand that there may be differing opinions among members and the public, we must maintain that as the most honest and ethical profession and largest group of health care professionals, nurses are instrumental in raising awareness and educating their patients, communities, and health care colleagues about the latest developments when it comes to obtaining health care coverage.
View the “Frequently Asked Questions” pertaining to open enrollment and the current political environment.
ANA has provided “Talking Points” to offer clear and concise explanations for why ANA is committed to promoting open enrollment and ensuring health care consumers are aware of all their health coverage options.