It’s crunch time for those who want medical-insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, with only two days remaining until the open enrollment period for 2019 ends.
The number of enrollees in New Jersey so far this year is down significantly over the same period in 2018, a trend that is matched across the country.
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) says the numbers are down due at least in part to the efforts of President Donald Trump to deter people from signing up under the ACA, also known as Obamacare. “Whether it’s cutting back on funding for open enrollment so people don’t hear about it, or it’s sabotaging the website by taking out information, or steering links toward private insurance that’s junk,” said Pallone.
on NJTV News Online, a content partner of NJ Spotlight.