A great deal of political conversation engulfed the Affordable Care Act and healthcare in 2017 making some people believe they either couldn’t get or couldn’t afford health care in 2018. The good news is that you can absolutely get affordable health coverage for 2018. There’s still time, but it is running out. Colorado enjoys an extended deadline for signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare.” In Colorado, open enrollment ends Friday, January 12, 2018. Health care is still available and still affordable!

Despite what you may have heard, around 80% of the people who get insurance through the ACA can find a plan for under $75 per month! Don’t hesitate – give yourself some piece of mind and get covered in 2018. Colorado’s insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, provides affordable and accessible healthcare to individuals, families, and small employers. Through this program, you can select an insurance plan that fits your needs and apply for financial assistance based on your income through Connect for Health Colorado. If you are currently receiving financial assistance for health care, the cost of your health care plan is likely to be less in 2018 than 2017.

If the process seems overwhelming or you just have a few questions, you can contact a Connect for Health Colorado expert for unbiased assistance in choosing a quality and affordable health care plan. Our local resource is the Grand County Rural Health Network’s Healthcare Navigator, Kim Long. You can reach Kim at (970) 531-4769. Assistance is also available by phone at 1 855-PLANS-4-YOU (1 855-346-3432), by live chat, by attending a help event, or by speaking to a certified insurance broker free of charge. For more information visit: connectforhealthco.com/person-help/

The word is getting out and people are getting covered for 2018. The first two weeks of the enrollment period exceeded last year’s enrollment rates by 46%. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join millions of others in getting affordable health insurance for 2018. But you have to sign up by Friday, January 12, 2018. After that date, you will not be able to purchase a health care plan unless you go through a life-change event such as getting married, moving, or having a baby.

There is help out there to get you through this process. Don’t miss the opportunity to get yourself covered for 2018.