The deadlines are here to renew and apply for Covered California, Congressmember Salud Carbajal said during a visit to the city on Monday, accompanied by Dana Gamble, deputy director of County Public Health’s Primary Care and Family Health Division. They say coverage has never been cheaper in the past decade under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare.
Only 8 percent of Americans are uninsured for health coverage, which is the lowest uninsured rate in US history. Carbajal said he helped pass the Inflation Reduction Act last fall that “extended subsidies to lower premiums for middle-class families and working-class families,” which he said allowed ” four out of five Americans can find a plan for $10. a month or less.”
Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act is open from November 1 to January 31, but for those already enrolled, the deadline to maintain uninterrupted coverage is December 15.
Missing the deadline will result in an income tax payment based on family size. For an individual earning $2,500 a month, this is a whopping $700 next year. Missing this sign-up period also means that the next sign-up date for Covered California will be October 2024.