Soooooo. It’s quite obvious that President Shitler and Paul Ryan/Mitch McConnell’s Axis of Evil Congress want to kill “Obamacare” aka the Affordable Care Act which allows millions of uninsured Americans access to government mandated health insurance benefits. The Republicans like to imply they will replace ACA with something else but there are many indications that either that just won’t happen or their replacement plan would be inadequate and leave most people now covered with no viable health care coverage options they could afford.
Yes, it’s alarming.
But, you do need to be aware that even if the Axis of Evil kills the ACA, it’s STILL CURRENTLY FUNDED THROUGH 2017. The open enrollment period for the Washington Healthplanfinder (Exchange) is Nov. 1, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017….which means you have a week to sign on for a new plan or make changes to an existing one.
(Also note that “a qualifying life event” or for those who could qualify for Medicaid coverage (known as Apple Health in WA State) can apply/make changes at any time of the year and not just in this current qualifying period ending next week.)
If you’re very confused and not sure how to proceed with any of this, you can find help at Gay City Health Project. They have staff available to assist you. Here’s more information on how to contact Gay City to get assistance:
In Person Sign Up Assistance
Available by appointment / Administrative Office (main level)
Gay City Health Project, 517 E Pike St, 98122
Do you need to enroll in a health insurance plan or Medicaid? Did you try to enroll but got stuck? Are you not sure which plans will cover your health needs?
Make an appointment to come to Gay City to sign up for an insurance plan with an In-Person Assister. Our In-Person Assisters are familiar with the health needs of the LGBTQ community, and it’s a free way to find the health care coverage that works for you!
You may also call 206-860-9232 to schedule an appointment to stop by for in-person assistance.
You can also begin your own enrollment or renewal at the Washington Health Plan Finder